New Orleans History -- Lake Pontchartrain
Tuesday, June 25, 2024
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The Southern Yacht Club


Founded in 1849, the Southern Yatch club, the second oldest in the United States, prospered enough to building this attractive frame structure in 1879. Atop wood pilings in the waters of Lake Pontchartrain, the club housed an office, clubrooms, dormitories and a cafe'; however, deterioration proved so severe by the end of World War II, the building was demolished.

The Southern Yacht Club, West End, New Orleans,La. This postcard is dated 1907, was made in Germany and published by The New Orleans News Co. 



Southern Yacht Club
is established.
It is the nation?s second-oldest sailing association.

Source: Historic New Orleans Collection



Postcard notes "Showing Yacht and Rowing Clubs in the distance". Published by E.C. Kropp Co., Milwaukee, WI - Card No. 2995-N




   The Southern Yacht Club.




   This postcard is marked Yachts at West End Lake Pontchartrian Louisiana. The postmark is 1911. 


  Raphael Tuck & Sons Postcard view of the West End of the Southern Yacht Club. Believed to be pre-1915.


  Postcard circa 1940s


  1940s postcard


 Postcard titled "Preparing for Regatta on Lake Pontchartrain, New Orleans, La. "
Linen Era (1930-1945)
Signed by A. Hirschwitz, New Orleans, LA. on back.
Published by Genuine Curteich, Chicago.
Description--"Sailing regattas are enjoyed on Lake Ponchartrain. Southern Yacht Club, second oldest in America, is seen in the background. Card part of the ?New Orleans - America?s Most Interesting City? series."


   Established in 1849, it remains on the lake today!