Historical presentation to feature classic yachts
April 15, 2009
Jeff LaRoche will give a slide show presentation about famous boats and yachts that plied Lake Tahoe in the early days on April 21. The program, free to the public, begins at 7 p.m. at the lodge at Camp Richardson.
Refreshments will be served at the presentation, which is sponsored by the Lake Tahoe Historical Society.
Quic-Chakidn was a famous craft on Tahoe waters in the 1920s and 1930s. Originally owned by the millionaire Hobart family, the yacht changed hands several times, then Quic-Chakidn began commercial service from Camp Richardson, carrying thousands of sightseers to Emerald Bay and beyond. The boat was commissioned by the Navy during World War II for secret deep-water testing, then was beached near Camp Richardson where she sat for 40 years. In 1995, she was refloated and moved to her new home inside the Pope Boathouse, where over several years she has been lovingly refurbished.
Quic-Chakidn isn’t the only classic yacht in the area. LaRoche has interesting stories of other craft to share in his show-and-tell program.