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image by Rob Raeside, 15 May 2019
Estb: 1968. Location: 340 Marquesas Court, Marco Island.
Burgee: Broad pennant circa 3:5 and 3:4 to crutch. White field fimbriated red and blue on all sides and charged with a white eagle's head (facing hoist) on a red disk fimbriated black.
"The Marco Island Yacht Club was originally organized in 1968 by Marco Island Development Corporation and in 1972 it reorganized with Harlan Splawn as its first Commodore. With many of the original members from 1968, the Club applied for a certificate of incorporation and became a non‑profit corporation under the laws of Florida in 1974. . . . In August of 1977 Deltona canceled Marco Island Yacht Club’s lease on their clubhouse. On January 1, 1978 the newly named Marco Bay Yacht Club opened its doors at O'Shea's Wharf. . . . In mid-year 1981 the relationship with O'Shea's was severed and the club moved back to what was then known as the Marco Island Tennis and Sailing Club. MBYC maintained its separate identity. This lasted until 1984 when the Marco Bay Yacht Club again decided to become an independent private club. . . . In 1986 the club extended full membership to women, including the right to vote and hold office. Mary McCleary was appointed a director and elected Rear Commodore."
Source: accessed 12 May 2019,
Peter Edwards, 14 May 2019