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Kimberly, James C. / The history of the Neenah-Nodaway Yacht Club of Neenah, Wisconsin: an account of yacht racing on Lake Winnebago from 1859 to 1957
(1957)

Foreword,   pp. IX-X


Page IX

 
9oreword 
THE idea of publishing this history of the Neenah-Nodaway 
Yacht Club of Lake Winnebago did not merely occur to James C. 
Kimberly; it was almost forced upon him. 
  Few followers of the sport on Lake Winnebago are left to tell 
the story of early sailing on this very particular body of water, 
and fewer still are able to trace its development from the be- 
ginning. 
  Mr. Kimberly has been a yachtsman for more than sixty years. 
As one of the organizers of the Nodaway Yacht Club in 1894 and 
its first commodore, he has been called upon so repeatedly for 
accounts of yachting on Winnebago that, whether he likes it or 
not, he is the historian-archivist of the club. In fact, he has been 
so from the beginning; it has never needed another. 
  After searching the records and studying the mass of source 
material which came to light, Mr. Kimberly planned a layman's 
approach to the club story. 
  To carry out his ideas he found an understanding collaborator 
in Helen B. Hartman, who wrote the history from the data and 
records furnished her. 
  Karl A. Oberreich of Neenah, who is virtually a co-author of 
the project, spent many hours searching through newspaper files, 
libraries, and club minutes. The completeness of this history is due 
in a large measure to his diligent and careful research. 
  John D. Buckstaff and Tom Anger of Oshkosh provided part of 
the material on the activities of the Oshkosh Yacht Club. 
  Among other enthusiastic helpers, Ed. Malone of Fond du Lac 
sent in news dispatches relating to that club; Ernst C. Schmidt, 
Secretary of the Inland Lake Yachting Association, supplied the 
records of the early Inland regattas and the list of Inland Class A 
champions; Robert H. Larson provided the illustrations from his 
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