View of club from MacArthur Bridge

The Detroit Boat Club is the oldest and continuously operated rowing club in the world, the oldest boat club in the US AND, the oldest social club in the state of Michigan. This building was built in 1902 after several other locations were destroyed due to fires. It has hosted the Detroit Boat Club Regatta since 1899.

Interior of rowing practice area

I only have a little bit of information for you on the club, but I wanted to show you some great images that Jack Johnson has taken of the interior. GO TO THE SHIVER and see the boat club. This is endangered structure and in much disrepair. You may not get the chance to see it again.

Detail of stairway balusters

Lobby from second level

Parlor - note the detail of the faces above the fireplace


Photos (c) 2009-2011 Jack Johnson and Jennifer Baross