Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums
Pascoe Cup Race, Sandusky, Ohio
Scope and Content
This collection was donated to the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center by Tom and Patty Pascoe of Sandusky, Ohio, 2003.
The Pascoe Cup Race was first held on June 12, 1971. The course for this 31- mile Lake Erie sail boat race began at the Sandusky Pier head; extended around Middle Bass, Sugar, and South Bass Islands; and finished between the Sandusky Pier head and buoy number 4. The race was sponsored by Charles and Tom Pascoe, Sandusky and Huron, Ohio, insurance and real estate men, and was managed by the Sandusky Yacht Club and the Sandusky Sailing Club. Winners in three divisions were awarded perpetual trophies in honor of the three generations of the Pascoe family (Charles J. Pascoe Memorial Cup, G. Vergn Memorial Cup and the Milton C. Pascoe Memorial Cup, father of Charles and Tom Pascoe) who had been sailing Lake Erie since the 1890s. Throughout the years, as the race grew in popularity, more winning categories were added. Also, the race course changed several times.
Scope and Content
This collection consists of two fifty-page scrapbooks containing a chronological record of the Pascoe Cup Race from 1971 to 1995. The first scrapbook, titled Pascoe Cup Race, contains information on the Pascoe Cup Race from June 1971 to June 1977. Magazine and newspaper clippings, sample participant badges, lists of participants and yachts, records of yacht placement and yacht owners in the race, photos of the race, winners of the race, and race course and rules are in this scrapbook. The second scrapbook, titled Pascoe Cup Race II, illustrated by Patty Ryan, contains information on the Pascoe Cup Race from June 1978 to 1995. It too consists of magazine and newspaper clippings, sample participant badges, lists of participants and yachts, records of yacht placement and yacht owners in the race, photos of the race, winners of the race, race course and rules. The collection also contains a booklet published in 1995 titled "Silver Anniversary Pascoe Cup Race, 1971-1995."
½ linear foot
Scrapbook 1. Pascoe Cup Race, 1971-1977
Scrapbook 2. Pascoe Cup Race II, 1978-1995