Log of the Ninth Annual Excursion of the Neptune Yacht Club, of Norwalk, Conn., August 1875. [cover title]
Proper title: Neptune Club’s “Log.” Ninth Annual Cruise to Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard, with Contributions from Members and Friends.
All “logs” of the Neptune Club are rare (we locate a scattered handful) with this year being unrecorded in any institutional holdings and with significantly more content, when compared to logs from previous years.
The Neptune Club was comprised of wealthy Connecticut citizens who traveled each summer during the 1860s to 1890s to Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. Their “log book” was written after each cruise documenting “their adventures, mostly consisting of touring, fishing, and fine dining at fancy beachside resorts up the coast from Norwalk to Nantucket. Cottage City was a primary destination, where the club would stay a week or more each season.” Participants for this year’s cruise hailed from Connecticut and Massachusetts. The Club’s Commodore Charles H. Tompkins earned his wealth in the wholesale drug trade business. (Baer, Martha’s Vineyard Tales…)
Description: Log of the Ninth Annual Excursion of the Neptune Yacht Club, of Norwalk, Conn., August 1875. [cover title]
New York: Willis McDonald & Co., Printers, 1875. , 6–121pp. 5¾ x 4 inches. Printed wrappers. Front wrap stained and small edge-chips; spine expertly replaced with tissue; good with very good text block.