|Fleet off of the Chelsea Ice Yacht Club's clubhouse. This club was located between Beacon & New Hamburgh.|
considered one of the most expert ice yacht sailors in country (NYTimes article 1900). Brothers
Charlie and Bill Merritt were well respected Ice Yacht builders and sailors. They built several fast
lateen-rigged yachts, including Vixen (which still sails today) and Ranger. The last race of the Ice
Yacht Challenge Pennant of America by the old stern steering yachts was won by Frank Drake,
sailing for the NHIYC, defeating boats from the CIYC, in 1922.
Later on, Carthage Landing Ice Yacht Club changed its name to Chelsea Ice Yacht Club. This club eventually became the Chelsea Yacht Club, still an active soft water club today.
Members outside the Clubhouse in Chelsea, 1911; Club house still there today;
|Racing at Chelsea, 1911: Maud M. (owned by Frank Brockway),Junior (owned by Frank F. Collyer), ? , Artic (owned by Moses Collyer)|