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‘Miss Lakeside’ debuts at the Tahoe Maritime Museum

Courtesy imageThe Tahoe Maritime Museum will introduce the 1925 Hickman Sea Sled, Miss Lakeside, at the Living History Day celebration this Saturday.
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The Tahoe Maritime Museum will introduce the 1925 Hickman Sea Sled, Miss Lakeside, at the Living History Day celebration this Saturday.

The Miss Lakeside is similar to a catamaran, said Tahoe Maritime Museum Director Dottie Batchelor, in that the boat’s bow is split in half where water flows under in a tunnel. The hydrodynamic propulsion system was a revolutionary design at the time the boat was constructed.

Bill and Tish Kartozian of Danville donated the Miss Lakeside, once owned by Bill Harrah, to the Maritime Museum.



Alongside the Hickman design, a one-cylinder restored Hicks marine engine, a Skip-A-Long, and other smaller hydroplanes will be displayed in the parking lot of the museum, located in Homewood, for Living History Day.

“[The event] will be an echo-chamber of one cylinder engines,” said Batchelor. “It’s wonderful to hear.”



Living History Day is an admission-free, family-oriented event.

Children may particularly enjoy the sweet side of the event, said Batchelor, making ice cream using a one-cylinder hit and miss engine. The pulleys attach to the engine to turn the rotors to make the ice cream.

The Maritime Museum’s motto is “Living History,” and the event was created to showcase both classic cars and antique boats as alive and active. The museum intends to put as many boats in the water to show that they are meant to be used, Batchelor said.

Additionally, the museum will display the renderings of the new building design. They hope to begin construction in September.


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