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Museum features Tahoe water skiing history

Provided to the TribuneThe "Calypso Dollies" were the winners of the Tahoe Yacht Club's sixth annual Water Ski Carnival exhibition in 1958. Pictured from left is Gloria Westphal, Sue Good and her sister Stannie Good.
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HOMEWOOD – The Tahoe Maritime Museum in Homewood is hosting a Water Ski Weekend Thursday through Saturday.

There will be a water ski roundtable discussion at 5 p.m. Thursday at the museum, 5205 West Lake Blvd., Homewood. The panel will discuss the history of water skiing at Lake Tahoe and feature Mary Jo Shepherd, Lee Schmidt, Randy Walker, Les Bartlett and Ron Rupp. Admission is $8 adults, free for children under 12 and includes light refreshments.

The On-the-Water Exhibition of Water Skiing will be from 8-10 a.m. Friday at Obexer’s Marina in Homewood. The event will feature a demonstration of aquaplaning, slalom skiing, kneeboarding, double skiing, wake boarding and wake skating. View the exhibition from the shore or by boat. Admission is free for all ages.



Living History Day is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the museum. There will be temporary exhibits, activities for children, raffles and guided tours at noon and 2 p.m. Admission is free.

For more information, call the museum at (530)525-9253


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