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South Lake Tahoe in El Dorado County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

“The Only Way to See Lake Tahoe”

 
 
"The Only Way to See Lake Tahoe" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, November 11, 2016
1. "The Only Way to See Lake Tahoe" Marker
Inscription. Before roads were built in the Tahoe area in the 1920s, sailing on a steamer was the only way for visitors to reach the resorts lining the south shore. The Tod Goodwin outdid all the other steamers in size and speed. It could carry 150 passengers at a time, and cruised at a "brisk" 13 ½ knots (15.5 mph).

The Tod Goodwin was the final large wooden steamer to navigate Tahoe's waters. Other boats eventually surpassed it in speed and elegance, and in the end, the steamer was abandoned on the shoreline, where it broke into pieces.
 
Erected by USDA Forest Service.
 
Location. 38° 56.335′ N, 120° 2.636′ W. Marker is in South Lake Tahoe, California, in El Dorado County. Marker can be reached from Heritage Way. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Heritage Way, South Lake Tahoe CA 96150, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Riding into the Winner's Circle (within shouting distance of this marker); A Room with a View (within shouting distance of this marker); Supporting a Life of Ease (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Rustic Retreat: The Baldwin Estate
<i>Tod Goodwin</i> remnants scattered about image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, November 11, 2016
2. Tod Goodwin remnants scattered about
(about 800 feet away); The Pope Estate (approx. 0.2 miles away); Anita Gibson & Dextra Cabins (approx. 0.2 miles away); Baldwin House & Tallac Museum (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lucky's Legacy (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in South Lake Tahoe.
 
More about this marker. Marker is located within the Tallac Historic Site.
 
Categories. EntertainmentIndustry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels
 
<i>Tod Goodwin</i> remnants scattered about image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, November 11, 2016
3. Tod Goodwin remnants scattered about
<i>Tod Goodwin, of Lake Tahoe</i> image. Click for full size.
Photo courtesy of the University of Nevada, Reno, circa 1890
4. Tod Goodwin, of Lake Tahoe
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 22, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 19, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 19, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon.   4. submitted on January 22, 2018. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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