Royal Canadian Yacht Club (RCYC)



 


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Annals of the Royal Canadian Yacht Club 1852 - 1937
Excerpts describing the history of the Gooderham's at the RCYC and the Oriole.
RCYC
by Snider, C. H. J. (Charles Henry Jeremiah), 1879-1971.
Year/Format: 1937,
Subjects:
Royal Canadian Yacht Club--History.
Yachting--Ontario--Toronto.
Publication information: Toronto : Rous & Mann, 1937-
Language: English
Format: Regular Print Book
More creator details: compiled by C.H.J. Snider.
Contents note: [v. 1.] 1852-1937
George Gooderham portrait from RCYC
George Gooderham portrait from RCYC
George Gooderham, son of William
George Gooderham, son of William
George was an avid sailor and Commodore of the RCYC
George Horace Gooderham and Prince Edward
George Horace Gooderham and Prince Edward
Prince Edward visited the RCYC when George Horace Gooderham was Commodore.
G&W boat
G&W boat
source unknown
possibly docked at RCYC
Painting of Oriole by A.G. MacKinnon
Painting of Oriole by A.G. MacKinnon
A sailing ship belonging to George Gooderham and sailed from the RCYC
On the Steps of the RCYC 1912
On the Steps of the RCYC 1912
George Gooderham and his beloved Oriole II
George Gooderham and his beloved Oriole II
George Horace Gooderham and the Prince of Wales at the RCYC 1918
George Horace Gooderham and the Prince of Wales at the RCYC 1918
Several cottages belonging to Gooderham's, Blackstock's, Brouse's and Beatty's were located south of the RCYC on Toronto Island including 238 Lakeshore
Several cottages belonging to Gooderham's, Blackstock's, Brouse's and Beatty's were located south of the RCYC on Toronto Island including 238 Lakeshore
238 Lakeshore Ave on Toronto Island was owned by William George Gooderham from 1914 to 1918
Goad's map showing location of his own Toronto island property Floreat near George Gooderham's cottage
Goad's map showing location of his own Toronto island property Floreat near George Gooderham's cottage
Charles E. Goad, father of the historically vital Canadian fire atlases, also established himself on Toronto Island. His lovely stick-style cottage – Floreat – was located on the edge of Ward’s Pond, between the Gooderhams on Lakeshore Avenue, and the RCYC overlooking the Bay (see green circle on 1890 plan).
RCYC landing at the end of the old G&W wharf
RCYC landing at the end of the old G&W wharf
First RCYC and George Gooderham's 'cottage'
First RCYC and George Gooderham's "cottage"

Documents
Toronto Island Connections by Sally Gibson
Toronto Island Connections by Sally Gibson
Article describing the connection between the Toronto Islands, G&W, family members and the RCYC. Today the close historical connection between the distillery and the Island is symbolized by the location of the RCYC city landing on the tip of the post-war extension of the Gooderham & Worts wharf at the foot of Parliament Street.
Kwasind newsletter about return of Oriole sailing ship to RCYC
Kwasind newsletter about return of Oriole sailing ship to RCYC
The first Oriole was launched in 1871 and thus began a long and illustrious line of Gooderham flagships. The sketch, Oriole IV (now HCMS Oriole)began her career in 1921, built and launched for Commodore George Horace Gooderham...
Presentation of a 'saluting' gun to the Oriole
Presentation of a "saluting" gun to the Oriole
1881 article about a saluting gun presented by James G. Worts, to the Oriole, owned then by John Leys, Vice-Commodore of the RCYC.

Family Stories
1881 Toronto Island Connections
1881 Toronto Island Connections
By the 1880s, the successful distillers appeared to have more leisure time to enjoy. Although founding partner William Gooderham, who died in 1881, does not appear to have been a yachtsman, his sons and descendants ranked among some of the keenest and most successful of Toronto’s sailors.

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