2006_03_morrisyacht.jpgThe Morris Yacht and Beach Club was destroyed by a four-alarm fire this morning. At least 120 firefighters reported to the scene, trying to save the landmark building, using a fireboat as well as groundpower; they believe the fire, which was noticed at 1:30AM, started on a lower floor. The Victorian mansion was originally built by the Hearst family in 1850, and was later converted to be a yacht club in 1899. It's situated at the southern tip of City Island and has been a catering hall as well as working boat club. The Morris Yacht and Beach Club is also the home of the Fordham sailing team.

Forgotten NY on City Island.