Photo courtesy of the City of Encinitas

The Encinitas Preservation Association and Encinitas 101 Main Street Association will hold a community event to celebrate the designation of the iconic Encinitas boathouses on the National Register of Historic Places on Saturday, Oct. 12 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 726 3rd St. Special guests will speak about the significance of the historic landmarks and shirts will be for sale, with all proceeds supporting the improvement of the boathouses.

The S.S. Encinitas and S.S. Moonlight were built in the late 1920s by architect Miles Kellogg using timber salvaged from the local bathhouse and a failed hotel. They were never meant for the sea, and have only served as homes for land dwellers. The Encinitas Preservation Association purchased the houses in 2008 and plans to turn them into museums for the community to enjoy.

See the boathouses during the Encinitas Historical Society’s monthly downtown walking tours. For more information visit www.encinitashistoricalsociety.org.