Lake Tahoe is a Strange and Wonderful Place full of old tales and even some new ones.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Spirit of Dick Barter

The Spirit of Dick Barter is siad to haunt this island in Emerald Bay. He was in a storm on the lake when his boat tipped leaving him holding to the side. The next morning he made it home with two frost bitten toes, which he amputated himself. This expierence lead him to dig a grave for himself on the island and said that he wished to be buried there.

In 1873 he drowned in another boating accident. His body was never found, and thought to be at the bottom of the lake. But his ghost found its way to the island and is oftenly seen moving around the island on summer nights by campers.

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