OAKHURST – Miller’s Landing, the ultimate family getaway at Bass Lake, has acquired a 1959 Skagit Tugboat that was built by hand in Huntington Beach, Calif. The acquisition of the tug boat last summer expands their boating fleet to over 50, offering visitors and tourists a variety of boating options.
Tug boats have historically been used to haul equipment and pull log barges, but that will not be the case for this tug. It will be used for tours on beautiful Bass Lake for visitors from all over the world.
“Acquiring this vintage tug and fixing her up has been so fun!” said Michelle Miller, owner of Miller’s Landing. “We are excited to have this cool new addition to our fleet.”
The tug boat’s original home was in Huntington Harbor, Calif., and by adding this classic water craft to the fleet at Miller’s Marina at Bass Lake, she is receiving lots of new attention from locals and visiting tourists.
“We did many Sunset Tug Tours last summer and will continue that this year,” says Miller. “We are also planning on adding some fun, new activities with the tug this summer, and the tug will also once again lead the July 4th boat parade.”
The Tug Boat’s name is “Wishon A Star.” The name came about last summer when Miller’s Landing had a “name that tug” contest on Facebook and the winner was a long-time Bass Lake vacationer named Gary Griggs who selected the name because Miller’s Landing is technically located in Wishon, Calif., a district within Bass Lake.