Lafayette Boat Club (Lafayette, LA) Collection
Lafayette Boat Club (Lafayette, LA). Collection, 1956–2016
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.
|IV.||1980s||Box 3 though Box 5, 1-01|
|VII.||2010s||Boxes 2 and 7|
|Box 1, Object 1||Volume 1 [when club was formed and deceased members], 1956|
|Box 2, Object 1||Volume 2 [clubhouse on Steiner Rd.], 1964|
|Box 2, Object 2||Volume 3, April 1965 - December 1971|
|Box 3, Object 1||Volume 4, 1975-1977|
|1-02||Volume 5, 1976|
|Box 3, Object 2||Volume 6, 1977 - November 1979|
|Box 3, Object 3||Volume 7, 1980|
|Box 4, Object 1||Volume 8, 1984-1988|
|Box 5, Object 1||Volume 9, 1989-|
|Box 6, Object 1||Volume 10, 1991|
|Box 5, Object 2||Volume 11, 2006-2010|
|Box 7, Object 1||Volume 12, July 2010 - December 2011|
|Box 2, Object 3||Volume 13, 2011-2012|
|Box 7, Object 2||Volume 14, January 2013 - July 2013|
|1-02||9 Photographs from 60th Anniversary of the Lafayette Boat Club, 2016|