Photo by Tony Kukulich. It’s all in the family for Chris Lauritzen and his sister Margaret Lauritzen-Lane, who are the latest generation to carry on the Lauritzen Yacht Harbor name, which was started in the Delta area in 1906. 

Christian Lauritzen III has spent much of his life watching ships forge their way through the waters of the Delta, and as harbormaster of Lauritzen Yacht Harbor in Oakley, some would say he is as much a part of the Delta as the fish that build nests in its waters and the birds that migrate there.

In truth, Lauritzen Yacht Harbor is not your typical marina. It has open and covered berths; boat storage; a large two-lane, 100-foot concrete launch ramp; fuel dock; pump-out station; as well as perks like 24-hour security, which gives you peace of mind leaving your prized investment behind.

What makes this harbor extraordinary is its family history, which dates back to a time when there were no bridges and life on the Delta depended on boats, barges and skiffs for transportation.


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