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Tickets on sale for Classic Houses and History Boat Tour

Seats are limited for Lake Oswego Preservation Society's popular event

SUBMITTED PHOTO - Now in its fourth year, the Lake Oswego Preservation Societys Classic Houses and History Boat Tour on Oswego Lake will take place Sept. 12.

Lake Oswego Preservation Society will hold its annual Classic Houses and History Boat Tour on Oswego Lake on Sept. 12. The two-hour, nonstop guided cruise features more than 50 classic homes and historic sites. Years of research have gone into identifying the architects and original homeowners to create an informative and entertaining tour.

To accommodate tour guests, tours are held at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Following light refreshments and a brief introduction, the tour departs from the docks at Sundeleaf Plaza. A guide on each boat, equipped with a microphone and tour narrative, ensures that the information is consistent and audible.

Tickets are $75, $25 of which is tax deductible.

The tour is the signature fundraising event for the Preservation Society. It has been held annually since 2012, and accommodates approximately 100 people.

“Many who, because of limited capacity, could not get on the previous year have waited a year for the opportunity to take this tour,” said society President Marylou Colver. “The number of available seats is naturally limited by the capacity of the volunteer boats. ... It’s very popular and has drawn visitors from out of state.”

Colver said the society has been given a collection of vintage water skis by the Western Water Ski Museum, which will be on display on the day of the tours.

To purchase tickets, email tickets@lakeoswegopreservationsociety.org with the names of the people in your party, a contact phone number, the number of tickets you wish to purchase and your preferred tour time. You will receive a reply with the amount due and confirmation of the tour time. When you receive the confirmation, mail a check for the specific amount to Lake Oswego Preservation Society, P.O. Box 502, Marylhurst, OR 97036.