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Lafayette Boat Club (Lafayette, LA) Collection

Collection 482

Lafayette Boat Club (Lafayette, LA). Collection, 1956-2016

14 volumes; 2 folders

The Lafayette Boat Club was first organized in 1956. The aim was to bring boating enthusiasts together for boating activities and to promote better and safer boating. This promotion was done through advocating for legislation on such things as building launching ramps, trolling shrimp, and supporting safety inspections of boats. The club contained around 30 to 40 members and is still operational today.

Members of the club participate in monthly outings that include boating and camping in such areas as Lake Arthur, the Atchafalaya River, and False River in Baton Rouge. The Club has also been a member of the Greater Gulf Coast Boating Association since 1958, which holds annual cruises traveling all over the country.

This collection contains photograph albums documenting the history of the Lafayette Boat Club from its inception up until the 60th Anniversary in 2016. Also included are newspaper clippings and photographs.

Donated by Marlene and Carrol Credeur, two of the first members and early organizers of the Lafayette Boat Club.


I. 1950s Volume 1
II. 1960s Volumes 2 through 3
III. 1970s Volumes 4 through 6
IV. 1980s Volumes 7 through 9
V. 1990s Volume 10
VI. 2000s Volume 11
VII. 2010s Volumes 12 through 14
VIII. Extras 1-02


I. 1950s
  Volume 1: When Club was formed and deceased members, 1956
II. 1960s
  Volume 2: Clubhouse on Steiner Rd., 1964
  Volume 3: April 1965 – December 1971
III. 1970s
  Volume 4: 1975-1977
  Volume 5: 1976 (in folder 1-01)
  Volume 6: 1977 – November 1979
IV. 1980s
  Volume 7: 1980
  Volume 8: 1984-1988
  Volume 9: 1989-
V. 1990s
  Volume 10: 1991
VI. 2000s
  Volume 11: 2006-2010
VII. 2010s
  Volume 12: July 2010 – December 2010 & January 2011 – December 2011
  Volume 13: 2011-2012
  Volume 14: January 2013 – July 2013
VIII. Extras
  1-01: 9 photographs from 60th Anniversary of the Lafayette Boat Club, 2016