AUBURN — At 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 21, at the Taylor Pond Yacht Club, the Androscoggin Historical Society will present a program open to the public on the development of this hidden gem of Lewiston-Auburn.

Nearly 80 years ago, individual sailors started building their own boats for weekend racing on Taylor Pond. Bruce Hall will show how this led to the development of an organized club in 1942. Right from the start, TPYC also included family-oriented activities, such as swimming and dances.

By the 1960s, a regular program of sailing instruction was provided for children of TPYC members and the community. This continues today with summer classes in sailing, tennis, and swimming open to all.

The presenter, Bruce Hall, is a member of both the Androscoggin Historical Society and the Taylor Pond Yacht Club. He says that first thing many people say when visiting TPYC is, “I’ve lived here all my life and I never knew this was here.”

He adds that this is a good opportunity to learn more about TPYC and see this beautiful recreation area that is close to home for everyone in Lewiston-Auburn.

TPYC is on Perkins Ridge Road across from the Androscoggin County Fish and Game Association between Garfield Road and Young’s Corner Road. A map is available at

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