Hello…We are working on this page as you read (December 2013). This will be the launch page for a historical account of NMDE’s work on the SS Tahoe beginning in 1999. We will also have pages linking to photo galleries of our work and a historical account of other interested parties wanting something to do with the Steamer Tahoe.
Topics to come…
State of Nevada Grant, 2010
In May 2010, NMDE was awarded a $5000 Grant by the State Historic Preservation Office. This grant was funded by the National Park Service’s, Historic Preservation Fund (HPF): of note, this Grant in the amount of $7500, was awarded to NMDE in 2003 but had to be returned to the State.
This 2010 Grant had a threefold mission. 1) create a highly detailed two-dimension map of the wreck site extending out with a radius of 100’, 2) create an educational program that could be used by school districts to help support Nevada History and 3) produce a 20-30 minute documentary film providing a historical account of the SS Tahoe. In June of 2011, all three of our goals were completed and we share those with you here:
A written History of
NMDE getting to her in 2002
Maintaining of NMDE
The Steamer from commissioning to launch to scuttling August 30, 1940
Other neat stuff