Olympia Yacht Club

Location: 201 Simmons St NW

yacht club cropOlympia Yacht Club 1972, cropped from image of Ralph’s Thriftway and Yacht Club, Port of Olympia collection, Southwest Regional Archives Olympia Yacht Club

Olympia Yacht Club today (2012), photograph by Deb Ross

The Olympia Yacht Club was founded in 1889 and obtained moorings at the present location just east of the Fourth Avenue bridge in 1915. At the time it was flanked by the oyster houses of J.J. Brenner and Olympia Oyster Company. The false lighthouse was built in 1930, which was part of the original clubhouse. The current clubhouse was built in the 1950s.

Additional resources:

Washington  State Historical Society (enter the following catalog numbers in Collections Search box), C1950.1301.22.4

Olympia Heritage inventory

















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