South Lake Tahoe in El Dorado County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
The island inspired other names, such as Dead Man’s and Hermit’s Island after Captain Dick Barter. As the sole caretaker of a nearby resort, Barter lived at Emerald Bay and died in one of the lake’s winter storms. Also called, Baronoffi Island and Emerald Isle, the island’s current name, Fannette, is thought to be a mis-interpretation of the island’s original name Coquette.
Topics. This historical marker is listed Notable Places.
Location. 38° 56.792′ N, 120° 5.905′ W. Marker is in South Lake Tahoe, California, in El Dorado County. Marker can be reached from Emerald Bay Road (State Highway 89), on the right when traveling north. Marker is located at the Inspiration Point Rest Area. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: South Lake Tahoe CA 96150, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Hermit of Emerald Bay (here, next to this marker); Tahoe By Car (here, next to this marker); Vikingsholm – A Scandinavian Castle (here, next to this marker); Da ow a ga – Lake Tahoe (here, next to this marker); Enjoy the View from Inspiration Point (within shouting distance of this marker); Discover the Tallac Historic Site (approx. 2.8 miles away); Lucky's Legacy (approx. 2.8 miles away); Welcome to the Historic Tallac Resort (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in South Lake Tahoe.
Also see . . . Fannette Island. California State Parks information on Fannette Island. (Submitted on August 30, 2010.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 30, 2010, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,067 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 30, 2010, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. 6, 7, 8. submitted on May 20, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California.