Articles of Incorporation creating Port Arthur Yacht Club, Inc. were signed by 24 charter members on May 18.
Under the direction of Commodore Dan Murphy and through the generosity of George Lohmann, PAYC financed significant improvements to the Pleasure Island Marina.
PAYC secured a 40-year lease from the City of Port Arthur for two fingers in the marina.
PAYC sold debentures to members to construct a $100,000 clubhouse.
The "Aloha Hut" was replaced with a metal-roofed screenhouse.
Hurricane Rita hit Port Arthur and caused significant damage to the marina infrastructure.
Hurricane Ike hit Port Arthur and caused more damage to the marina infrastructure.