Emerald Bay Miniature Fleet

California State Parks



lapstrake construction

In the cool waters of Emerald Bay are the remains of several small wooden boats know as dories. This miniature fleet was used for fishing and recreation from the late 1800s' to the early 1900s' by patrons of the Emerald Bay Resort. The vessels lie in the waters of the Boat Camp on the opposite shore from the Historic Barges making Emerald Bay's clear waters an excellent opportunity for sport divers to experience the historic vessels of Lake Tahoe. Featured above is one of the oldest dories found at the site, characterized by lapstrake construction.


Link To Emerald Bay State Park

Last updated: 8 February 2005
Comments:Underwater Science Program
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