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Wooden boat classic gives $12,500 to charities
by Tribune Staff
Aug 14, 2011 | 1210 views | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Courtesy Photo - With a check for various charities from this year’s South Tahoe Wooden Boat Show Classic are (back row) Dave Triano, Thunderbird Preservation Society; Scott Ducas, Raley’s Stateline; Ryan Barella, Korbel and Woodford Reserve; (front row) Christine Shook and Jesse Siess Hadley, Tahoe Maritime Museum; Bob Dodds, Liberty Energy; and Karen Houser, Boys & Girls Club and Kiwanis of Lake Tahoe.
Courtesy Photo - With a check for various charities from this year’s South Tahoe Wooden Boat Show Classic are (back row) Dave Triano, Thunderbird Preservation Society; Scott Ducas, Raley’s Stateline; Ryan Barella, Korbel and Woodford Reserve; (front row) Christine Shook and Jesse Siess Hadley, Tahoe Maritime Museum; Bob Dodds, Liberty Energy; and Karen Houser, Boys & Girls Club and Kiwanis of Lake Tahoe.
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SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — This year’s South Tahoe Wooden Boat Classic (STWBC) cruised through uncharted waters, drawing the largest crowd in its four year history. The two-day event was held July 29 and 30 at the Tahoe Keys Marina and nearly 3,000 people attended.

“This year’s classic was a smash hit,” said Steve Caplan, the event’s organizer and a member of the Lake Tahoe Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society (ACBS).

A record attendance boosted ACBS’ cumulative donation to local charities to more than $40,000 for the past four years. This year’s recipients were the Tahoe Maritime Museum, the Boys & Girls Club, the Kiwanis Club of Lake Tahoe, the Tahoe Heritage Foundation and the Thunderbird Preservation Society.

The STWBC is one of the West’s larger classic boat shows, with the 65 “woodies” on display. This year’s headliner was White Smoke, which originally was delivered to South Lake Tahoe’s Pope Estate and currently is part of the Tahoe Maritime Museum’s collection. White Smoke is a 30-foot Sea Lyon, model 45, triple cockpit runabout. The George A. Pope family enjoyed the boat on Lake Tahoe for years before gifting the estate to the U.S. Forest Service.

Several awards were handed out at the conclusion of the show. This year’s recipient of the People’s Choice Award went to Curvaceous, a 1938, 24-foot Graevette Streamliner owned by Robert and Madeleine Mount of Santa Rosa, Calif.

For more information about ACBS and a complete list of award winners, visit www.tahoewoodenboats.com.

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