Sailing into history

By: K. Michelle Moran | Grosse Pointe Times | Published June 15, 2016

Photo provided by the U.S. House of Representatives

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — During the annual Blessing of the Fleet May 30 at the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club in Grosse Pointe Shores, U.S. Rep. Candice Miller, center, presented, from left, GPYC Commodore Tom Lauzon and Commodore James Martin with a plaque denoting the 102-year-old club’s entrance into the National Register of Historic Places. 

“Since 1914, the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club has stood as an iconic landmark on the shores of Lake St. Clair, defining and shaping the culture of our community,” Miller said in a prepared statement. “Over 100 years later, the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club still serves as one of our area’s most popular destinations, being named ‘No. 1 Yacht Club in America’ for 15 consecutive years. 

“It was such an honor to commemorate this landmark’s inclusion into the Department of Interior’s National Registry of Historical Places in recognition of the role it has and will continue to play in our community.”