The Story of the Bald Eagle Water Club

The Story of the Bald Eagle Water Club

The story and history of the Bald Eagle Water Club begins locally in 1953 and shows how the organization gained both regional and national recognition in the water skiing community over the past seven decades. The video was produced by the White Bear Lake Area Historical Society as part of the Bears on Boards exhibit celebrating the 100 year anniversary of water skiing in June of 2022.

Running time: 24:44 minutes

 

Ralph Samuelson: The Father of Water Skiing

Ralph Samuelson: The Father of Water Skiing

This video tells the story of how Ralph Samuelson invented water skiing in Lake City, MN in 1922. The video was produced by the White Bear Lake Area Historical Society as part of the Bears on Boards exhibit celebrating the 100 year anniversary of water skiing in June of 2022.

Running time: 7:15 minutes

 

White Bear Water Ski Company Project (2020)

White Bear Water Ski Company Project (2020)

This video was originally aired as part of the White Bear Lake Area Historical Society 50 year anniversary celebration in September of 2020. Dennis Zerwas, Jr., the grandson of White Bear Water Ski Company founder Tom Weinhagen hosts the history and story of this local company that became one of the earliest national manufacturers of water skis. The video was edited by the White Bear Lake Area Historical Society as part of the Bears on Boards exhibit celebrating the 100 year anniversary of water skiing in June of 2022.

Running time: 29:25 minutes