2005 Grand Journey

Jake Dombek Museum

In 2005, Lois McClure embarked on the Grand Journey, “From the Green Mountains to Manhattan”, sponsored in large part by the farm families who own Cabot Creameries.

In these four months, she visited Burlington, Essex, Basin Harbor, and Whitehall on Lake Champlain, then traveled southwards through the Champlain Canal and Hudson River, welcoming visitors at Fort Ann, Fort Edward, Schuylerville, Mechanicville, Troy, Albany, Kingston, Poughkeepsie, Newburgh, West Point, Constitution Island, Peekskill, Jersey City, NJ, Port Washington, Kings Point, and Battery Park City in Manhattan, NYC. In all, she was host to over 22,000 visitors. See the map of the Grand Journey.

Throughout the 2005 Grand Journey, Lois McClure crew members and volunteers shared their experiences through Ship’s Logs.

Lois McClure sails in front of the Statue of Liberty August 16, 2005