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
Chapter 3: Fond du Lac and Oshkosh organize yacht clubs, pp. 21-34 ff.
CHAPTER C qond du Qac and Oshkosh 3 TOrganize %Jacht Clubs THE rivals of Neenah boats in the 1870's and 1880's came for the most part from Fond du Lac and Oshkosh. Yachtsmen in these two cities organized about 1870. FOND Du LAC YACHT CLUB The Daisy Club seems to have been the predecessor of the Fond du Lac Yacht Club. About 1870 or 1871, H. C. Dodd and S. A. Dudley purchased the Daisy, a very fast seaworthy boat for both cruising and racing. Friends of the new boat formed the Daisy Club and sailed her at Oshkosh in 1871 at the first annual regatta sponsored by the newly organized Oshkosh Yacht Club. She cap- tured the first prize and the championship pennant in a contest with three Oshkosh yachts: the H. B. Harshaw, sailed by Robert Brand; the Nautilus, with W. W. Tolman; and the Lady Maud, the holder of the pennant, skippered by Capt. Crawford. This victory gave the new club a most auspicious start. On October 2, 1871, the Daisy Club scheduled a regatta off the mouth of the Fond du Lac River free to all yachts accessible to Lake Winnebago. Five prizes totaling $150 were offered and fourteen boats entered, a sizable fleet for the date. No account of the race has been found, but the entries as published in the local Journal of September 28, 1871, and given below, list many of the boats and men that helped make yacht-racing history on Winne- bago. Penequa Capt. E. W. Viall Oshkosh Nautilus W. W. Tolman Oshkosh H. B. Harshaw J. S. Bridges Oshkosh Lady Maud W. H. Crawford Oshkosh K. M. Hutchinson J. D. Thomas Oshkosh Dauntless J. M. Dickinson Oshkosh 2I
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