CVNHP & LCBP Grants Support LCMM’s New Stem to Stern Curriculum

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Lake Champlain Maritime Museum’s New Stem to Stern Program Connects Forests and Waterways As America prepares to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Erie and Champlain Canals, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum (LCMM) is bringing together the themes of forest stewardship, woodcraft, boat building and waterways into new curriculum materials and school programs in an initiative known as “Stem to Stern.” “We …

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Field School 2017 Comes to an End

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Last Friday saw the culmination of three weeks of underwater archaeological work with students from the 2017 Nautical Archaeology Field School.  I can’t overstate what a pleasure it was to work with Rich and Scott for the past few weeks.  These two gentleman brought an impressive amount of dive capability and skill to our project and did so with an …

Field School Visits Ticonderoga

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Courtesy of the South Lake Champlain Fund,  at the mid-point of our field school, we went on a field trip to Whitehall to visit the ship remains of the USS Ticonderoga and the Fort Ticonderoga. At the USS Ticonderoga we gained perspective of our bits of wood in Basin Harbor and how they might relate to an entire shipwreck site. …

Exploring the Basin Harbor Wreck

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As a recreational diver and history enthusiast, I was extremely excited to be given the opportunity to participate in this year’s LCMM field school at the Basin Harbor wreck site. Since I was a very young boy looking at pictures in National Geographic, I have always harbored a passion for history and shipwrecks. So being able to work on a …