I went down to the Tahoe Keys Marina for the 5th annual South Lake Tahoe classic wooden boat show, and I got to see a bunch of great antique boats and .
Tahoe's love affair with wooden boats
In this historic photographer, Tahoe locals Stan Dollar, Morlen Visel, Henry Kaiser and the Murphy Family ran boats in races on Lake Tahoe organized by the Tahoe Yacht Club, including the “Notre Dame.” The centerpiece of the South Tahoe Wooden Boat
Lake Tahoe's legendary scenic beauty is witnessed annually by millions of visitors. While the lake's first sighting (in 1843) by a nonnative was made from a mountain peak, the lake's maritime history began a scant seven years later. Although most of the early steamers were designed for industrial use, the sight of a boat venturing out into the vast, deep blue expanse of Lake Tahoe attracted the attention of residents and visitors alike. After the inevitable decline of extractive industries, tourism became the main economic engine in Lake Tahoe. The steamer era and the evolution of wooden-boat racing are celebrated today by the romantic races of the two paddle wheelers and the annual Concours d'Elegance boat show.
In this historic photographer, Tahoe locals Stan Dollar, Morlen Visel, Henry Kaiser and the Murphy Family ran boats in races on Lake Tahoe organized by the Tahoe Yacht Club, including the “Notre Dame. ” The centerpiece of the South Tahoe Wooden Boat Classic and making her debut, built from the original Dan Arena plans, is a replica of the 1939 “Miss Notre Dame. ” | Courtesy Antique & Classic Boat Society The region’s tourism began in earnest with the completion of the Central Pacific Railroad over the Sierra in 1869, and as the Comstock Lode and related logging business dwindled near the turn of the... Visitors were soon stepping off the trains in Tahoe City and onto the steam-powered vessels. Meeks Bay Resort on Tahoe’s West Shore was one of the many hotels to offer boats for hire in the 1920s when resort owner George Kehlet began offering rides in his Stephens model boat Pico. Kehlet added more boats to his fleet in the years to come, and by 1932 he had earned a reputation for taking riders from Meeks Bay to Cave Rock in less than an hour. One of Kehlet’s famed boats, “Star Dust,” a 27-foot 1934 Chris-Craft, is on display at the Tahoe Maritime Museum in Tahoe City this summer. Boat manufacturing quickly began to shift to fiberglass following World War II, and nearly all manufactures had switched from producing wooden to fiberglass boats by the mid 1960s. Yet Tahoe’s love for woodies remains unceasing. With their rich woods and powerful engines, woodies remain the epitome of luxury and leisure in the modern era of fiberglass and jet engines. Events celebrating the wooden speedboats in Lake Tahoe started nearly as soon as companies stopped making them, with the first Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance held in 1972. Asked what continues to draw people to the wooden runabouts, Herb Hall,... Though they require heavy maintenance, Hall said most Tahoe boaters prefer refurbished classic woodies to the replicas or modern interpretations now on the market. “They have a completely different feel than a modern boat,” continued Hall. Bill Means, a Homewood resident and Tahoe Maritime Museum member, recounts growing up on Fallen Leaf Lake in the 1950s and 60s and the thrill of watching the woody “DoDo” make its evening lap around the lake every day at 6 p. m. Means’ passion for... Asked what makes all the work to restore and maintain the boats worthwhile, he says, “I think it’s looking at those 18 coats of varnish, at the boat’s shine after it’s all done. South Tahoe Wooden Boat Classic Each summer, locals and visitors are treated to two spectacular wooden boat shows – the South Tahoe Wooden Boat Classic and the Concours d’Elegance. The South Tahoe Wooden Boat Classic is on tap first on July 29 and 30 in the Tahoe Keys Marina featuring more than 80 boats, hosted by the Antique & Classic Boat Society. The featured boat at this year’s event is a replica of the 1939 “Miss Notre Dame. ” While not a Tahoe boat, she has a historic racing pedigree and carries her original 1927 Duesenberg W-24 engine. The original (third) “Miss Notre Dame” was built and driven for the 1939 racing season by a 22-year-old Dan Arena for owner Herbert Mendelson and would wear the racing number G-5. She can be seen and heard running this year at the show. The event also introduces the “Hurricane IV,” featured in movies in the 1950s. The event also features historic Unlimited Class Hydoplanes, runabouts, utilities and cruisers. Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance This year’s 44 annual Concours d’Elegance will again be staged at the historic Obexer’s Boat Company in Homewood on Aug. Presented by the Tahoe Yacht Club Foundation, the 2016 Concours d’Elegance is celebrating the 80th anniversary of a boating icon: the featured Marque of Chris-Craft Racing Runabouts. Chris-Craft started building Special Race Boats in 1934. It’s pre-World War II history also includes the famous “Painted Racers” of the mid-1930s, known as Red White and Blue boats because of their distinctive color scheme. The 19-foot model became the true genesis of the post-World War II Racer, the boats holding world record speeds.
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