Boulder City Magazine® August 2010 Issue
by Ginny Gottfredson, Sales Manager
Lake Mead Cruises
Lights, Lakes and a River
Although each Fremont Experience show is only about six minutes, spectacular is an understatement! Nightly after dark, the soaring canopy with over 12 million LED lamps offers showings from a library of continually changing programs from American Pie to Ophelia’s Dream. This magic canopy is the length of about 5 football fields end to end, and the shows are free!
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|Prefer to stay closer to home this month? Explore Hemenway Harbor practically in your back yard. If you don’t own a boat, there are a couple of choices for enjoying our beautiful high desert lake. Boat and Jet Ski rentals are available at the Las Vegas Boat Harbor. After a little instruction, you can scoot off across the lake on your own; for more information (702) 293-1191 or www.boatinglakemead.com.
Prefer not to “do it yourself”? The Desert Princess paddleboat cruises every day out of Lake Mead Cruises Landing, with a terrific view of the soon to open Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge. Kick back and leave the driving to a very friendly Captain and Crew. (702) 293-6180 or www.lakemeadcruises.com for rates and schedule.
NEAT NEVADA NOTES: Named about 1844 for Paiute Indian Chief Tru-ki-zo, who may have greeted settlers with “Tro-kay”, hello in Paiute, the Truckee River is land locked between Lakes Tahoe and Pyramid. Flowing with glittering clarity from Lake Tahoe, about 6225’, into Truckee, CA and onward through Reno, the Truckee River gathers silt during the 140 mile journey to deposit in Pyramid Lake, about 3790’. Lake Tahoe, considered the largest Alpine Lake in North America, collects from 63 tributaries to feed the Truckee River. Pyramid Lake, end of the trail for the Truckee, is what’s left of ancient Lake Lahontan, and was named for its distinct Pyramid shaped formation by John C. Fremont in 1844 wow, a busy year!
My uncle, an ardent fisherman, had a spot on instinct for exactly where fish were biting right in downtown Reno. I truly hope Reno’s recently developed, thriving white water rafting business hasn’t wiped out all those nooks and crannies where the fish hung out!
Contact Ginny at Lake Mead Cruises, www.lakemeadcruises.com.
688 Wells Rd #A
Boulder City, Nevada 89005
Phone (702) 294-1392 Fax (702) 294-1392
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