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Annual Trip Night!!!!!!!!!!! One of the most popular meetings of the year. If you are planning an event or sailing trip this year or in the future be sure to let Jose Ayala know so it will be announced. Guests are always welcome.
Local historian Scott McGinnis will be on hand to give us the history of the Lake Minnetonka’s early vessels. Scott McGinnis shares a love of Lake Minnetonka and its vessels, as many area residents do. However, as a professional historian, he found a gap in historical information—namely in watercraft from the lake’s early days, he says, something he aims to remedy in his latest book, A Directory of Old Boats, Lake Minnetonka’s Historic Steamboats Sailboats and Launches. Out of the approximately 650 boats featured in the book, only four are still in existence. They are the Onawa, the Minnehaha, the Volante and Harriet. The Minnehaha is a 1906 steamboat that is currently docked in Excelsior. The Volante, an 1887 sailboat, and the 1909 gasoline launch Harriet are both privately owned. The presentation will include an overview of the history of boating on Lake Minnetonka. Scott will share countless interesting facts including when each boat was built, what it was named, who owned it and its fate. Guests are always welcome
Club meeting at West Marine in Minnetonka. Scott Seager, store manager, will showcase new sailing gear including safety equipment, electronics, clothing and gadgets. West Marine will offer discounts to NLSC members during this event. There will be a short meeting with interesting sailing info and other updates. Bring a chair. Guests are always welcome.