Completion of Charles Mill Dam

August 18, 1936

Completion of Charles Mill Dam

In 1935-1936 Charles Mill Lake was created by the Army Corps of Engineers for flood control purposes by the building of the dam. The dam, completed in August of 1935, is 48 feet high, 1,390 feet long and 20 feet wide, and includes two dikes and one levee. The final cost of the dam was…

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First Lease

March 18, 1943

The Muskingham Conservance DIstrict issues a lease to the “Sportsman’s Sailing Club” (Later to become the Mohican Sailing Club) on the present site.

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Mohican Sailing Club Incorporation

October 22, 1943

Construction on Clubhouse Begins

May 22, 1945

Construction on Clubhouse Begins

The Muskingham Conservancy District granted the Mohican Sailing Club permission to begin construction of the clubhouse on May 22, 1945.

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Opening of clubhouse

May 31, 1946

Opening of clubhouse

On Memorial Day weekend, the Mohican Sailing Club held an open house to celebrate the completion of the clubhouse.  Several hundred were in attendance (Mansfield News-Journal, May 31, 1946).

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Brown Jug

July 11, 1946

Brown Jug

1946 marked the first year of a local set of exchange races between the Mohican Sailing Club, Chippewa, and later Mansfield Sailing club.  Though nearly every year the race, now called the “Brown Jug,” is very close, Mohican Sailing Club has prevailed 19 times, with 7 contests going to the other club!

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Mariner Scout Troop Founded at Club

November 3, 1949

Mariner Scout Troop Founded at Club

Scout troops have been quite active at Mohican Sailing Club from the beginning.  One of the earlier examples of that is this letter thanking the club for support of a Girl Scout Mariner troop:

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National Y-Flyer Regatta

September 10, 1952

Over the years, the club has been host to several national one-design regattas.  One of the first of these was the International Youngquist trophy for the Y-Flyer class.

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