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