Photojournalist Lapkin captures Tahoe’s wooden boat culture

“IN MY LIFE, AND IN MY PHOTOGRAPHIC WORK, one element has always been central: Water. Prior to becoming a photographer, I was a ‘waterman’ growing up on San Francisco Bay and Lake Tahoe. I also spent three years as an officer in the United States Navy aboard a guided missile cruiser. “Spending most of my […]

America’s Cup TV and public host speaks to Tahoe Yacht Club

The cover of our summer issue is the iconic Thunderbird speedboat, which is returning to Lake Tahoe this summer after a hiatus. The photo is by Steve Lapkin, whose powerboat and sailboat images are featured in national publications including Sailing World and Yachting. Steve’s portfolio features imagery of the classic wooden speedboats of Lake Tahoe, […]

Tahoe’s woodies celebrated at Concours d’Elegance

A CENTURY AGO, JAKE OBEXER saw a bright future for pleasure boats at Lake Tahoe. He partnered with Standard Oil to build a marina on the West Shore and became an agent for Gar Wood speedboats at his Obexer’s Boat Co. Built by Garfield Woods—the first man to go 100 m.p.h. on water—these elegant boats […]

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