One Hundred Years on Biscayne Bay 1887-1987
In early February 1887, a resident of Coconut Grove by the name of Kirk Munroe, a writer of boys’ stories, thought that a boat race on Biscayne Bay would be a wonderful way to celebrate Washington’s Birthday. This was the scenario from which the Biscayne Bay Yacht Club evolved.
In just one week, Kirk Munroe, with the help of Ralph Munroe (no relation to each other), Tom and Ed Hine, put together a race on Washington’s Birthday, that ended with a gathering of about 50 people for fish chowder. This tradition is observed on February 22nd every year. It was the beginning of the Biscayne Bay Yacht Club.
The first race comprised a fleet of fifteen boats, with six dinghies, six yachts under 35 feet and three over 35 feet.
|Title||One Hundred Years on Biscayne Bay, 1887-1987|
|Author||Stuart B. McIver|
|Contributor||Biscayne Bay Yacht Club|
|Publisher||Biscayne Bay Yacht Club, 1987|