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Lake Champlain Maritime Museum is a research and educational institution dedicated to preserving and sharing the extraordinary cultural and natural resources of Lake Champlain. We inspire children and adults through world-class nautical archaeology, robust educational programs, and full-sized and operational replica vessels that bring history to life.

Our four-acre campus is located right on the water's edge, so our collections invite discovery and understanding in their original setting and visitors can embark on lake adventures of their own!

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Recent Posts: Lake Champlain Maritime Museum

“What do you do with her in the winter?”

“What do you do with her in the winter?”

Happy New Year! With January on Lake Champlain comes cold weather and ice. Many visitors ask while aboard our replica vessels, “What do you do with her in the winter?”  The answer is often a surprise: they stay in the water. Removing large, heavily constructed wooden boats like Philadelphia II or Lois McClure from the water is a major undertaking. …

The metal may have been hot, but the shop was not. Until now.

The metal may have been hot, but the shop was not. Until now.

LCMM’s sheet metal and bronze casting workshop has gotten an upgrade! The home of our foundry and sheet metal working space will no longer be a summer only facility. LCMM Facilities Manager Chris Hale has been hard at work this fall adding insulation, new walls, and a propane furnace to the shop. These upgrades will permit Bronze Casting Workshops to …

Congrats to the new Captains!

Congrats to the new Captains!

This past Sunday at LCMM, seven new captains tested and passed their coast guard exams to received “Certificates of Seamanship” granted by BoatWise LLC! After a course consisting of 80 class hours over three weekend in November, these students have earned either OUPV and 100 Ton Masters licenses. Our great instructor Rick, from BoatWise, braved Vermont weather on multiple occasions …

Susan Evans McClure Joins LCMM as Executive Director

Susan Evans McClure Joins LCMM as Executive Director

[Photo of Susan Evans McClure (photo cred: Briget Ganske)] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE [Vergennes, Vermont, November 29, 2018] Lake Champlain Maritime Museum (LCMM) is pleased to announce Susan Evans McClure is to become its new Executive Director in early 2019. “I am very much looking forward to my new role as Executive Director of LCMM. This opportunity allows me to bring …