| Corsair Club|
(Deep state milieu?)
The Corsair III in Venice in 1902.
|Founder||J. P. Morgan|
|Membership||• J. P. Morgan|
• Cornelius Vanderbilt
• William Rockefeller
• Chauncey Depew
|One of many elite dining clubs, where 12 members gathered for longstanding conversations.|
The Corsair Club was an elite dining club, most probably founded by J. P. Morgan.
In 1881, J. P. Morgan bought the Corsair, 185-foot luxury yacht. In 1890 he commissioned the 241-foot Corsair II and in 1898 the 304-foot Corsair III.
J. P. Morgan is the presumed founder member of the club. The 1913 NYT article mentions Chauncey Depew.
The group became publicised to outsiders when J. Pierpont Morgan died, since in his will he left silver souvenirs, of the value $1,000 each, to "the members of the Corsair Club at the time of my death."
It is unknown whether the group continued after J. P. Morgan's death in 1913.