Boathouses of Lake Minnetonka now available as calendar 

A preview of the new book “Boathouses of Lake Minnetonka,” which is expected to be released in May, is now available as a 2017 calendar.

The collection of images by photographer Karen Melvin feature 35 architecturally unique boathouses scattered along Lake Minnetonka’s 125 miles of shoreline. The calendar also includes the dates for many Lake Minnetonka area events.

Melvin, an architecture photographer living in Plymouth, has become very familiar with Lake Minnetonka over the years. For more than a decade, Melvin and her husband owned a cabin on Cooks Bay, where friends and family would visit and take boat tours of the lake.

For the book, Melvin brought on Melinda Nelson, an award-winning author from Excelsior with a passion for architecture and design.

Melvin has also supplied the images for the photography books “Legendary Homes of the Minneapolis Lakes” and “Great Houses of Summit Avenue and the Hill District.”

Find the calendar at The Marsh in Minnetonka and various gift shops in Wayzata, Excelsior, Mound and Navarre. Order the calendar and pre-order the book at

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