A heavy crane lowed Lloyd Reeves' 42-foot submarine into Atascadero Lake this morning while about 40 people watched. Once in the water, Reeves rowed out to the boat, hooked a line to the bow of the World War II replica and "towed" it toward the middle of the lake. A new motor for the sub is on its way, so until it is installed, the boat won't be available for rides for the public. In April the Atascadero City Council approved a trial run of Reeves' sub on the local lake.
Tribune photo by Lon Allan
About 40 people gathered Tuesday to watch a crane lower a 42-foot submarine into Atascadero Lake.
The Atascadero City Council last month approved businessman Lloyd Reeves’ plan to place the craft in the lake.
Reeves had initially proposed bringing the submarine — a quarter-scale replica of a World War II vessel powered by an electric motor — to the North County this spring.
It is expected to be open to the public when a new motor arrives.