“Saga,” featured on our cover, wins “People’s Choice” award at Tahoe Concours d’Elegance

“Saga,” the 1930, 38-foot Chris Craft commuter featured on the cover of our summer issue, won the People’s Choice award at the 47th annual Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance this weekend.  Saga is owned by Ed and Deborah Scott. The Scotts named their classic wooden boat after the book “The Saga of Lake Tahoe,” written by […]

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 […]

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 […]