SS Tahoe History

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…

Visit our Historical Website est.  1999 – 2004

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