W. Ray Donoho
Entertainer/Song Writer/Cowboy Poet/Author of Children's Books
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‘Anchors Away’

The Sounds of

‘Ray Donoho’

From The Decks of:

The M.S. Dixie


Ray Donoho was the First Entertainer to perform nightly on board Lake Tahoe’s famous Cruise Ship;

‘The M.S. Dixie’

Ray was hired to entertain during the Dixie’s maiden voyage in June of 1972.  After that memorable Dinner Cruise, Ray became a permanent fixture on board the M.S. Dixie
until October 31st, 1979. 

The recording you’ll hear was performed live during one of Ray’s last Dixie performances on October 25th, 1979.

You’ll hear the crowd as the Dixie comes underway slipping gracefully through Lake Tahoe’s Crystal Clear Blue Waters, heading into the World Famous Emerald Bay, and onto the sights along Lake Tahoe’s incomparable South Shore.

You’ll hear favorites such as:

‘I Left My Heart In San Francisco’, ‘I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You’,
‘Sweet Caroline’,

‘Help Me Make It Through The Night’, ‘On Broadway’, ‘The Night Life’ and more.

A total of 18 Tracs including the Conversations with the Audience.

Were you part of that night in 1979?

Were you on board the M.S. Dixie Dinner Cruise during the years of; 1972/1979?

Now you can ‘Relive’ your Cruise on board

The M.S. Dixie


Ray Donoho


The M.S. Dixie was brought to Lake Tahoe in the 1940’s VIA Railroad. 

She originally was a genuine Oil Barge used on the Mississippi River.

Cut into four sections and loaded on flat cars she made her way along the Railroad to her new home in

Zephyr Cove Lake Tahoe, Nevada.

After arriving and being reassembled, ‘The M.S. Dixie’ (named for the original owners Daughter Dixie Moss) was purchased by the Amundson Family. She was transformed into an Elegant Cruise Ship after she was lengthened, widened, and turned into three decks with the Wheelhouse being 27 feet ABOVE the water line.

This became Ray Donoho’s Stage for as many as:
Three Cruises a day 7 days a week for the next 8 years.

Ray  always joked that:

“If you were late for work, the Dinner House wouldn’t be there when you showed up”!

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‘Anchors Away’

The Sounds of ‘Ray Donoho’ From The Decks of the M.S. Dixie

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An 8 minute Video with photos of that era (1979)
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'Anchors Away' 
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