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Walkerville Boat Club – c 1910

The building that was the first home to Walkerville boat club was originally located in Detroit along the river. In the 1880’s the owners of the club in Detorit fell into the debt of Hiram Walker, and the club eventually folded. As part of the debt owed, Hiram Walker took possession of the building and loaded it on barges and moved it across the river, locating it just beside the ferry dock. That club was know as the “Tecumseh Boat Club”.

That build was eventually replaced by the one above in 1909 and oddly enough the new clubhouse was built in East Windsor along the waterfront, and the club renamed the Walkerville Boat Club. The Border Cities Star January 7, 1933 edition references the clubhouse above having been recently sold to an “industrial concern”. I’m not sure when the building came down and when the club ceased to exist. I wonder exactly where it was located… Being built in 1909 it couldn’t have been too far from Walkerville…

Have a good weekend everyone, see you back here Monday.

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