May 4 Detroit Sportsmen met at E. B. Smith’s bookstore in Downtown Detroit to form a hunting and fishing club.
June 4 Articles of Association submitted creating the St. Clair Fishing and Shooting Club of Detroit.
Founders purchased a tract in the St. Clair Flats adjacent to Harsens Island, which in reality was little more than swampland.
Founders constructed – on stilts – 26 boathouses and a clubhouse at a total cost of $l,514.33.
(For the first 68 years of its existence, access to the Club was available only by water.)