Club History

PAYC History

 

1965

Articles of Incorporation creating Port Arthur Yacht Club, Inc. were signed by 24 charter members on May 18.

1974

Under the direction of Commodore Dan Murphy and through the generosity of George Lohmann, PAYC financed significant improvements to the Pleasure Island Marina.

1974

PAYC secured a 40-year lease from the City of Port Arthur for two fingers in the marina.

1977

PAYC sold debentures to members to construct a $100,000 clubhouse.

1996

The "Aloha Hut" was replaced with a metal-roofed screenhouse.

2005

Hurricane Rita hit Port Arthur and caused significant damage to the marina infrastructure.

2008      

Hurricane Ike hit Port Arthur and caused more damage to the marina infrastructure.

 

Charter Members of PAYC
Past Commodores of PAYC
PAYC History Written by Lowry Freeman in 1988

Jack Painton - He's Been a Sailor 50 Years (1985)
Terrell Adkisson's Wit

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