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In recognition of its 50th anniversary, the Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Historical Society is offering a series of four summer history cruises aboard the "Lady of the Lake" exploring Lake Minnetonka from its earliest known history to the year the Society was founded, 1972. The third cruise, “In the Wake of Lake Minnetonka’s Express Boats” with Tom McCarthy will be held on Monday, August 8 at 6:00 pm. Tickets are $22.50 for members and $37.50 for nonmembers and are available at For more information contact, 952-221-4766.

 During the cruise Tom McCarthy will discuss the history of Lake Minnetonka's express boats - water transportation that extended streetcar travel to points throughout the lake from 1906-1926. As “Lady of the Lake” follows their path through history, McCarthy will also talk about the fate of these vessels and where they are today, including the historic “Minnehaha.” 

 Tom McCarthy is a Captain of the “Minnehaha,” Board President of the Museum of Lake Minnetonka and leading the effort to return “Minnehaha'' to active operation on Lake Minnetonka. He is a member of a four-generation lake family and was born and raised on Lake Minnetonka. “Lady of the Lake" offers a delightful setting to learn about and experience the history of the area. Snacks and soft drinks are available for purchase and there is a full cash bar on board.

The Details
August 8, 6–8 p.m.
Members $22.50, Non-members $37.50