Tahoe Maritime Museum’s collections features a wide array of important vessels, engines, and documents that each speaks to an important piece of Lake Tahoe’s culture and development. Through exploring our interpretive displays and rich archives, guests and researchers alike will gain a better understanding of this important part of Tahoe’s past and present. To read more about a few selected pieces from our collection click here.
Shanghai, an 1890s steam launch salvaged from the bottom of the Lake
Early Tahoe Yacht Club Records
Jevarian Outboard Motor Collection
Tahoe Miss Photographs and Ephemeral Materials
The Tahoe Maritime Museum boat collection rivals many maritime museums in the nation. Currently there are over 30 vessels ranging from a salvaged 1890s steam launch to luxurious 1960s powerboats. Many of the boats are lake-worthy and see service on Lake Tahoe’s crystal blue waters during the summer. The combination of work, race, and leisure boats in the museum’s collection help us tell the story of Lake Tahoe’s and the nation’s maritime history.
Gathered through large donations and reconstructed through small finds here are there, the museum boasts a diverse collection of outboard and inboard engines.
The museum’s archives are full of helpful and hard to find books and magazines about Tahoe’s Maritime history and the development of the boating culture and industry. Please contact Christine at firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment to view our Library and Archives.