Exploring Shores Of Lake Tahoe
Brought to You by the Mighty Molossian Navy
On Sunday, 23 July 2017 XL the Molossian Navy deployed to nearby Lake Tahoe,
a favored spot for the Navy's many voyages of discovery. The target this
time was at the south end of the lake, a sandy spit of land known as Tallac
Point, where Taylor Creek enters Lake Tahoe. The mouth of the creek is a
maze of wetlands, perfect for exploration. Arriving at about 1:00 PM MST,
the Navy deployed immediately into the marsh, our vessels weaving their way
through the many channels where the creek spreads out before it meets Lake
Tahoe. For an hour or so the Navy surveyed the wetlands, taking note of the
wildlife there, as well as deploying the Seahorse 2 submarine to peer
beneath the surface. Returning to the beach area for rest and recuperation,
the Navy next set out onto Lake Tahoe itself with a different mission, to
find the legendary underwater railroad tracks of Tahoe. These tracks run
from the southern shore of Lake Tahoe out into the depths and were once used
to transport the yachts of the wealthy from boathouses into the water. The
rich denizens of the Tahoe shore are gone and the boathouses are now wedding
venues, but the tracks remain still, running from the shore into the watery
depths. Our naval fleet finally discovered the elusive tracks after a long
voyage from Tallac Point, and was able to survey them briefly. Use of the
Seahorse 2 for a better views beneath the surface was hampered by a power
failure, but having found the tracks, the Navy will return for a better look
- a future mission is already planned. The survey complete, the fleet
returned to Tallac Point and thence to Molossia, another successful mission
for the Mighty Molossian Navy!
Hooray for the Molossian Navy!
Tallac Creek Marsh
In The Marsh
The First Lady Afloat
Exploring The Marsh
See beneath the waters of Tallac Point here!
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