Tahoe Maritime Museum
Founded in 1987, the Tahoe Maritime Museum is dedicated to the history of water activities on Lake Tahoe, be they for work or pleasure. To this end it offers changing exhibits that explore various topics and boasts an impressive collection of watercraft, engines and other water-related equipment. In terms of watercraft, the museum features more than 30 boats on display including an 1890s steam launch and 1960s powerboats. The museum also features an archive that houses numerous items including vintage boat parts, racing trophies, manufacture manuals, early boating publications, photographs of Lake Tahoe, and vintage water skis. In addition to its collections, the museum offers educational programs for people of all ages.
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