Tahoe Maritime Museum

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The Tahoe Maritime Museum is a maritime museum founded in 1988 and is dedicated to the preservation of the maritime history of Lake Tahoe. The Museum hosts a collection of photographs and artifacts that span Lake Tahoe's maritime history, and in 2008 opened a new facility in Homewood, California to exhibit its collection.

The Tahoe Maritime Museum's collection includes over 25 vessels, including examples of Gar Wood, Chris-Craft, Hackercraft, Besotes, and Dodge wooden runabouts and utility boats as well as boats owned and raced by Henry J. Kaiser. In addition, the Museum is also home to the Jevarian Outboard Motor collection, an excellent collection reflecting the diversity of outboard engines over the decades.[1] On display are models from the early 1900s as well as an outboard motor made by the Indian Silver Arrow Company.

Although not currently on display, the museum also has in its collection Teaser, a 39.92 ft sweep-stakes runabout designed by George F. Crouch and built by Henry B. Nevins, that won a time trial against the Twentieth Century Limited in a race from New York City to Albany in 1925. The Twentieth Century Limited was considered the fastest train at that time. Teaser, speeding up the Hudson River, beat the record by more than an hour.[2]

The museum is a member of the North American Reciprocal Museums program.


  1. ^ A Brief History and Present State of The Tahoe Maritime Museum. Rebecca Ann Eckland, Rudder, Volume 14, Number 2, Fall 2004
  2. ^ Classic Speedboats, 1916-1939. Gérald Guétat, Éric Ledru

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