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  • Collection: Houston Waterways

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The boats in this picture were reflective of the evolution in approach undertaken by HY&PBC (Houston Yacht & Power Boat Club), which soon changed its name to the Houston Yacht Club.

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Houston Launch Club on Buffalo Bayou in Harrisburg across from Brady Island. The building, constructed in 1910, was designed by R. D. Steele and was destroyed by fire in the 1930s, years after the Launch Club had become the Houston Yacht Club and…

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Proposing move from Harrisburg to LaPorte/Shoreacres on Galveston Bay and building a large clubhouse. Names contemporary officers of both the Houston Launch Club and the Houston Yacht Club and discusses becoming one organization, known as the…

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The Lynn was 64 feet, designed by Morris Whitaker of New York, and built by William Nelson of Harrisburg in 1910.

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The Hudie II was 52 feet long, designed by E. B. Shock and built by William Nelson of Harrisburg in 1910.

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One 3 1/2"x5" black and white photograph of Buffalo Bayou looking west from Main Street

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One 3 1/2"x5" black and white photograph of Buffalo Bayou looking west from Milam Street