Tahoe Maritime Center – Museum & Gardens http://tahoemaritimemuseum.org Come explore Lake Tahoe's maritime history! Tue, 22 Aug 2017 22:24:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.1 STAND-UP WOODEN PADDLEBOARD BUILDING COURSE http://tahoemaritimemuseum.org/2017/08/02/stand-up-wooden-paddleboard-building-course/ Wed, 02 Aug 2017 23:40:15 +0000 http://tahoemaritimemuseum.org/?p=3044 Build a Kaholo Paddleboard in a week!

Sign up today!  Space is limited to 10 boards.  Minimum of 3 participants.

Dates:  Sunday, September 24th – Saturday, September 30th, 2017

Location:  Granlibakken, 725 Granlibakken Rd, Tahoe City, CA 96145

Class time:  Approximately 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM daily; some variation day to day.

What to bring: Water bottle, work clothes, and a willingness to learn and work together.

The Tahoe Maritime Center Wooden Paddleboard Building Course will commence this September, 2017.  The course will use Chesapeake Light Craft paddleboards, which are built from marine plywood using a stitch and glue method.  Tahoe Maritime Center is honored to have Larry Froley, from Gray Whale Paddle in California and Kaholo paddleboard co-designer, as our instructor for this course.

Please register by August 31th, 2017 to secure your place and allow time for material shipping.  Once registration is full, we will start a waitlist.  To register, please email our educator at Danielle@tahoemaritime.org.

Participants will choose from either the 12’6” board (better for smaller paddlers), or the 14’ board (better for larger paddlers).  We can help you pick the right board for you.  These boards are great for touring or even racing, as they each fit in common race categories.

Paddler Skill Level >> Novice Intermediate/Advanced
Kaholo 14 120-200 lbs up to 230 lbs
Kaholo 12-6 80-150 lbs up to 190 lbs

Kaholo 14:

14’0″ Length
4-5/8″ Thickness
29-1/2″ Width at the rail
27-1/2″ Width at the hull chine
32 pounds

Kaholo 12-6:

12’6″ Length
4-1/2″ Thickness
29-3/4″ Width at the rail
28″ Width at the hull chine
29 pounds


Student tuition (members): $660
Student tuition (non-members): $760
Each additional student: $200
Materials (choose one):
Kaholo 14’0″ $985
Kaholo 12’-6” $949

More information or to register:  Call Danielle Rynning at 530-583-9283 x103 or email Danielle@tahoemaritime.orgIncludes: All supplies for the board and instruction to board completion.  Final resin coats and finishing will be completed at home.

Other information:  Must be at least 12 years old to participate; attendees under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Yoga in the Garden http://tahoemaritimemuseum.org/2017/07/02/paint-pour-at-tahoe-maritime/ Sun, 02 Jul 2017 17:33:06 +0000 http://tahoemaritimemuseum.org/?p=2994 Date: Saturday, August 26, 2017

Time: 9:00AM-10:15PM

Instructor: Laura Mate

401 West Lake Blvd. Tahoe City, CA 96145. Your first right on Granlibakken Rd, just south of Tahoe City.

Please come even if you are a beginner!

Yoga mat not provided.

Officially Open in Tahoe City! http://tahoemaritimemuseum.org/2016/06/02/officially-open-in-tahoe-city/ Thu, 02 Jun 2016 20:56:59 +0000 http://tahoemaritimemuseum.org/?p=2717 Tahoe Maritime Museum is proud to announce that we are officially open at our new Tahoe City location. Come by and visit our new exhibition On the Water: Sport and Leisure at the Lake. We will now be operating on Summer Hours: Thursday-Tuesday, 10:00 am to 4:30 pm. We look forward to seeing you!


TMM Closed on Easter http://tahoemaritimemuseum.org/2016/03/25/tmm-closed-on-easter/ Fri, 25 Mar 2016 17:03:35 +0000 http://tahoemaritimemuseum.org/?p=2644 TMM will be closed Easter Sunday, March 27, 2016. We are sorry for the inconvenience!

TMM Hours for February 19-21, 2016 http://tahoemaritimemuseum.org/2016/02/18/tmm-hours-for-february-19-21-2016/ Thu, 18 Feb 2016 20:03:56 +0000 http://tahoemaritimemuseum.org/?p=2637 The Museum will have different visiting hours this weekend.

Our Tahoe City location will be open Friday 10:00 am – 4:30 pm, and our Homewood location will be open Saturday 10:00 am – 4:30 pm.  Both locations will be closed on Sunday.

TMM SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT! http://tahoemaritimemuseum.org/2015/10/30/2565/ Fri, 30 Oct 2015 17:23:23 +0000 http://tahoemaritimemuseum.org/?p=2565 Click the link below to view our latest press release regarding our new location and property in Tahoe City!

October Press Release 10-26-15

TMM New Building  At work

TMM Announces New Museum Campus! http://tahoemaritimemuseum.org/2015/03/12/tmm-announces-new-museum-campus/ Thu, 12 Mar 2015 21:05:57 +0000 http://tahoemaritimemuseum.org/?p=2453 Click the link below to be directed to the Tahoe Maritime Museum press release:


TMM Announces New Museum Campus!



Tahoe Tree CO. Building

The MariTimes: Fall Edition http://tahoemaritimemuseum.org/2015/01/26/the-maritimes/ Mon, 26 Jan 2015 10:00:20 +0000 http://tahoemaritimemuseum.org/?p=2203 Click the link below to be directed to the MariTimes newsletter:


Fall 2014 MariTimes

TMM’s Newest Acquisition http://tahoemaritimemuseum.org/2015/01/23/tmms-newest-acquisition/ Fri, 23 Jan 2015 19:55:28 +0000 http://tahoemaritimemuseum.org/?p=2219 TMM’s Newest Acquisition
Stroll across the Lake on 1960-vintage Water SkateWater Skatess


Have you ever wanted to walk on water? Have you imagined what water shoes would look like?  Have you ever tried on a pair of Water Skates? The Museum’s newest acquisition, a pair of Water Skates donated by TMM members, Drs. June and John Phillips, just might be the answer.

These water ski-sized rigid foam (plastic) shoes made of urethane were “inherited” by the Phillips family when they purchased their Lake Tahoe home in the 1970’s. For more than 40 years they have remained in storage, and only came out again when June and John were doing some cleaning this summer. Rather than discard the old water toys, June contacted the Museum to see if we were interested in having them for our collection, and after a quick review of the donation offer the Water Skates were accepted.

With some very preliminary research we learned that the Water Skates were manufactured by Water Shoe, Inc., of Buffalo, N.Y., in the early 1960’s. Advertised in the likes of Boating and Popular Science magazines, the product was mostly marketed as the newest recreational device for enjoying the water. However, the company also saw other uses for their shoes and tried to sell them to the U.S. government as the latest equipment for soldiers conducting water-based maneuvers. More research is necessary, but we believe Water Skates remained a civilian water sport fad of the 60’s and never saw combat operations, despite the well publicized pitch to the Pentagon in 1962. 

Nonetheless, we are excited to add the Water Skates to our collection as they will allow us to interpret the different kinds of sports and activities people have enjoyed on Lake Tahoe over the years, as well as showcase the different inventions people have created for water recreation. (If you look there are over 100 years worth of different patents for water shoes!)

If you ever donned a pair of Water Skates on Lake Tahoe (or any body of water), we’d love to hear your story and see your pictures of the fun!  Your first-person accounts and additional information on water shoes will be added to the artifact files to help us further tell the story of walking on water.



Thank you again to June and John Phillips for the donation of the Water Skates!

The MariTimes: Summer Edition http://tahoemaritimemuseum.org/2015/01/19/1940/ Mon, 19 Jan 2015 10:00:03 +0000 http://tahoemaritimemuseum.org/?p=1940 Click the link below to be directed to the MariTimes newsletter:


Summer 2014 MariTimes