Seafarers Yacht Club

Seafarers Yacht Club (HM1OIF)

Location: Washington, DC 20003
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 52.755', W 76° 58.447'

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African American Heritage Trail - Washington, D.C.

— 1950 M Street —

The Seafarers Yacht Club is the oldest African American boat club on the East Coast. It was founded in 1945 by Lewis T. Green, Sr., a vocational arts teacher in the DC Public Schools who built boats as a hobby. Needing a dock, he contacted the U.S. Department of the Interior about renting this site but was ignored until Mary McCleod Bethune and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt intervened. Members of "Green's" Boat Yard (later, "Seafarers"') improved the marshy land, built docks and a clubhouse. The club also promoted boating safety and community service. The annual Anacostia River Cleanup Day evolved from efforts started by the Seafarers in 1985.

Photo caption: Boats moored at the Seafarers Yacht Club, 1970.
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HM NumberHM1OIF
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Year Placed2003
Placed ByCultural Tourism, DC - funded by the DC Historic Preservation Office
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 9th, 2015 at 9:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 328760 N 4305229
Decimal Degrees38.87925000, -76.97411667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 52.755', W 76° 58.447'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 52' 45.3" N, 76° 58' 26.82" W
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Area Code(s)202
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1950 M St SE, Washington DC 20003, US
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