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Our History

WWYC was “conceived” in the fall of 1964 when a group of fellow boaters, anxious to get into mischief of some kind, had a dock party among themselves and later decided that a swinging group like this should make a serious attempt to organize a Yacht Club. Hence, the following spring of 1965, Wide Waters Yacht Club was founded and organized by practically the same group of men and women who attended the initial party. The first meeting was held outside the back door of the old boat shed at Starved Rock Marina. Those present at the time became charter members. Of special interest, June Helmig, attorney from Granville, Illinois, was made an honorary charter member, and was the one who wrote the original legal documents of our charter and By-Laws and later became the wife of the Honorable Judge Walter Dixon.


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