|Green Bay Yacht Club|
The Green Bay Yacht Club (GBYC), located at the mouth of the Fox River, was first incorporated in 1872, making it one of the oldest on the Great Lakes. Today the organization boasts more than 200 members and has an attractive clubhouse with full bar and kitchen facilities. The harbor offers 83 slips, a 25-ton travelift, gas dock and pump out with seasonal and transient docks and winter storage available.
There are two membership levels: boating members who have access to the docks and harbor; and social members who just want to enjoy the boating environment and clubhouse. The club is a “participatory” organization with members volunteering hours to manage and maintain the building and grounds. The resultant cost savings make the GBYC one of the best boating bargains on the lakes.
The club is particularly proud of the historic Grassy Island range lights that grace the entrance to the GBYC Harbor. The two lighthouses were built in 1872 on the island one and one-half miles north of their current site. They guided ships into the port of Green Bay for many decades until they were decommissioned and ultimately relocated to the club in 1966. Members and volunteers have donated many dollars and countless hours to restoring the lights. Their efforts have been rewarded with the lights now placed on both the State of Wisconsin Registry of Historic Sites and the National Registry of Historic Places.
A host of activities fill the club’s social calendar throughout the year. The upcoming Mothers’ Day Brunch is one of the most popular, featuring an elaborate buffet, dinner music and champagne for moms. Also in May, the club hosts the annual Welcome Aboard/Launch party to celebrate the start of a new boating season. A Poker Run, Luau and a Dinghy Poker Run are among the annual summer fun. There is typically at least one party each month in addition to weekly activities like Happy Hour, Packer Game Day specials, NASCAR specials and other opportunities to share camaraderie with fellow boating enthusiasts.
The GBYC is an affiliate of the Lake Michigan Yachting Association and offers reciprocal privileges to other LMYA members. For transient slip availability or additional information contact the club.