May 12, 2012
Filed Under Cultural Heritage
The Tahoe Maritime Museum invites you to share your passion for preserving our maritime history and Tahoe’s unique cultural heritage.
Besides maritime history and activities for kids like the inside boat simulator, you’ll find nautical and landlubber outings and unique items here, on the west shore of Lake Tahoe at Homewood.
If you love art, history and boating, you don’t want to miss the Tahoe Maritime Museum in Homewood.
The museum is a West Shore landmark and is home to more than 30 vessels and the largest collection of outboard motors on the west coast. The exterior of the spacious 5,800 square foot building is reminiscent of an old Tahoe boathouse with huge showcase windows lending a peek inside.
Inside, the open design allows visitors to easily view the boats, motors and nautical memorabilia. And hands-on activities for children help them to better understand our maritime history and the significance it played at Lake Tahoe.
The outboard motors include models from the late 1920s as well as an outboard motor made by the Indian Silver Arrow Company.
Photographs of steamers, working boats and leisure craft like the classic wooden Chris-Crafts and Gar Woods showcase Lake Tahoe’s rich maritime history and love affair with the water. Several boats significant to Tahoe are on display such as Miss Tahoe and Lemme Go First, as well as the restoration of The Shanghai, an 1890s vessel discovered at the bottom of Lake Tahoe.
Miss Tahoe is a 28-foot, triple cockpit runabout that was locally born and bred, purchased by local marina proprietor Jake Obexer in 1939.
Tahoe Maritime Museum
5205 West Lake Blvd.
Homewood, Lake Tahoe, CA
Summer Hours: Open daily 10am to 5pm – EXCEPT Wednesday
Prices: Adults $5; Children 12 and under: free; Members: free
Phone: (530)525-WAKE (9253). To learn more, click here to visit their website.