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2014 Tour

1814: The Battle for Lake Champlain, From War to Peace

On the 200th anniversary of the final year of the War of 1812, Lois McClure's 2014 tour will focus on the historic land and sea British invasion of the US through Lake Champlain. We will bring this important and dynamic story to communities on Lake Champlain and the Hudson and Richelieu Rivers.

In 2014, we have an opportunity to share the story of the military contest for Lake Champlain and Macdonough’s Victory on September 11, 1814. The battle helped determine the outcome of the war and the 2014 tour will visit communities along the Richelieu River, Lake Champlain and the Hudson
River to New York City. In addition to concluding the War of 1812 trilogy, the 2014 program will carry information about environmental stewardship and the incredible historic canal system that is still operational today. An important aspect of interpretation will focus on the shipwrecks of the War of 1812.

Many thanks to our tour partners and sponsors, our museum members and volunteers, and the support from each community!


Lois McClure 2014 Tour Schedule

Dates are subject to change. Admission is free of charge. Stay tuned as we post the details.

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Date Times Port of Call  
Sat May 24 - Thurs June 26 10am - 5pm Lake Champlain Maritime Museum Included with museum admission
Sun June 29 10am - 6pm Westport, NY Westport Marina

Tues July 1 - Sun July 6,
except July 3

10am - 5pm
1pm - 8pm
Burlington, VT Perkins Pier
Tues July 8 10am - 5pm Essex, NY Essex Marina
Fri July 11 - Sun July 13 10am - 5pm Vergennes, VT Falls Park
Wed July 16 10am - 5pm St. Albans, VT Bay Park
Fri July 18 - Sat July 19 10am - 5pm Isle La Motte, VT Fisk Wharf
Wed July 23 10am - 5pm Shoreham, VT Larrabee's Point
Sat July 26 10am - 5pm Whitehall, NY On the Canal at Skenesborough Museum
Mon July 28 10am - 5pm Fort Edward, NY Yacht Basin
Wed July 30 10am - 5pm Schuylerville, NY Hudson Crossing Park
Fri Aug 1 10am - 5pm Mechanicville, NY  
Mon Aug 4 10am - 5pm Albany, NY Riverfront Park at the Corning Preserve
Wed Aug 6 10am - 5pm Catskill, NY Catskill Point
Fri Aug 8 - Sat Aug 9 10am - 5pm Kingston, NY Hudson River Maritime Museum
Tues Aug 12 10am - 5pm Poughkeepsie, NY Waryas Park
Thurs Aug 14 10am - 5pm Newburgh, NY  
Sat Aug 16 - Sun Aug 17 10am - 5pm Cold Spring, NY  
Thurs Aug 21 10am - 5pm Yonkers, NY Yonkers Town Pier
Sat Aug 23 - Mon Aug 25 10am - 5pm New York City, NY North Cove (note: this is a change of venue, formerly Pier 25)
Thurs Aug 28 10am - 5pm West Point, NY South Dock
Fri Sept 5 - Sat Sept 6 10am - 5pm Waterford, NY Tugboat Roundup

Thurs Sept 11

Evening Talk by Historian Art Cohn on the War of 1812

10am - 5pm


Crown Point, NY

Auditorium at the State Historic Site

State Park Pier

Free of charge

Sat Sept 13 11am - 7pm Plattsburgh, NY Dock Street Landing
Sun Sept 14 10am - 5pm Plattsburgh, NY Dock Street Landing
Thurs Sept 18 10am - 5pm Rouses Point, NY Gaines Marina
Sat Sept 20 - Sun Sept 21 10am - 5pm Isle Aux Noix, QC  
Wed Sept 24 10am - 5pm Chambly, QC  
Fri Sept 26 10am - 5pm St. Jean, QC  

Dates are subject to change


Lois McClure under sail

Lois McClure on the Champlain Canal

Get Involved!

The continuing travels of Lois McClure encourage the public to appreciate and value our waterways, their cultural legacy and ecological resources.






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Organizations that have partnered with Lake Champlain Maritime Museum in the recent past include: National Park Service; Lake Champlain Basin Program and Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership; The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor; The New York State Canal Corporation; Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing; and ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center at the Leahy Center for Lake Champlain. Very special thanks to Senator Patrick Leahy, Congressman Peter Welch, and Congressman Paul Tonko for their leadership in stewardship of cultural heritage and natural resources in the Champlain and Hudson valleys.

The travels of Lois McClure are made possible by the generosity of the following individuals and businesses: Lois McClure and Family; The Farm Families that own Cabot and McCadam Creameries; Currier Forest Products; Lake Champlain Ferries (LCT); Shelburne Shipyard; Point Bay Marina; Basin Harbor Club; Friends of C. L. Churchill; Green Mountain Coffee; Lake Champlain Chocolates; and Shelburne Vineyards.

From the time people first inhabited our region, the interconnected waterways have played a decisive role in the political, social and economic fortunes of nations. The Lois McClure, hailing from Burlington, Vermont on Lake Champlain, is a replica of a type of boat once common throughout the region. Come aboard Lois McClure and travel back to the 1800s when wooden boats lined the docks.

Canal Schooner Lois McClure: History Comes Alive
The Lake Champlain Maritime Museum’s replica canal schooner Lois McClure is modeled after two 1862-class canal schooners sunk in Lake Champlain. During their heyday, canal schooners were homeported on Lake Champlain but regularly plied the canals, rivers and lakes between New York City, Quebec City and Montreal. Launched in 2004, the Lois serves as a regional ambassador promoting the shared heritage of Quebecois, Vermonters and New Yorkers.

À partir du moment où l’homme a habité le paysage régional, le réseau interconnecté des cours d’eau a joué un rôle majeur dans la détermination de la politique, du social et de la fortune économique des nations. Le Lois McClure construit à Burlington, au Vermont, sur le lac Champlain, est la réplique d’un bateau typique de la région. Venez à bord du Lois McClure et remonter le temps jusqu’au 19e siècle, l’époque où les bateaux en bois s’alignaient aux quais.

Canal Schooner Lois McClure: L’histoire prend vie
La réplique de la goélette de canal
Lois McClure du Lake Champlain Maritime Museum est inspiré de deux goélettes de 1862 coulées dans le lac Champlain. Au cours de leur apogée les goélettes de canal bien que basées sur le lac Champlain ont sillonées les canaux, les rivières et les lacs entre New York, Québec et Montréal. Lancé en 2004, le Lois sert d’ambassadeur régional pour la promotion du patrimoine commun des Québécois, des Vermontais et des New-Yorkais.


Supporters • Partenaires


Primary Sponsorship

NYS Canal Corporation State of Vermont

Voyage Sponsors

Lake Champlain Basin Program National Park ServiceGreat Lakes FisheriesI Love NY
Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership
Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor

Lois McClure Sponsors
CabotMcCadam CheeseLake Champlain Transportation CompanyShelburne ShipyardHazelett Strip Casting Honda MarineBasin Harbor ClubVermont VacationPeople's United BankLake Champlain Regional Chamber of CommerceCurrier Forest Products

Hickok and Boardman Insurance Green Mountain Coffee Point Bay Marina NYS Parks and Recreation

National Heritage Trust

And also made possible by these supporters:

Tom's Marine The McClure Family Point Bay Marina
Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy NY Congressman Maurice Hinchey


If you are interested in learning about the benefits of becoming a sponsor for the schooner Lois McClure, or for any of our other events and opportunities, call our Development Office, at (802) 475-2022.