The Detroit Yacht Club celebrated 100 years of continuous service by opening a time capsule in the cornerstone of their historic building. Club members opened the capsule on the exact day it was placed a century ago on April 22, 1922. WDIV News reported on the event and was able to show what was inside the yacht club's capsule.
The Detroit Yacht Club has been one of the oldest and most recognizable buildings on the Detroit waterfront. The private club has been used for yacht and motorboat racing, recreational boating, social events and community celebrations without missing a beat in the last century. It was founded in 1868, but the time capsule was placed in its permanent home on Belle Isle a century ago.
During the capsule opening last week, the yacht club's history was revealed to long-time members as well as younger generations. Along with newspapers from the Detroit News and the Detroit Free Press, the time capsule housed old magazines, an American flag and blueprints of the club. Club Commodore John McGill says, "Since 1868, the club has been here, and we have many, many members that have been foundational in the club - dignitaries from the auto industry, the shipping industry - and we're really looking forward to being a legacy here for people for the next 100 years."