We are so proud of our 2020 boat building students from Vergennes and Middlebury who completed this year’s pilot gig. Our Champlain Longboats community named this year’s boat Rising Tide. Please enjoy the story of this year’s boat.

Many thanks to those who helped make this year’s boat building project possible:

Leo Cox Beach Philanthropic Foundation

Robbins-de Beaumont Foundation

People’s United Community Foundation

RPM Foundation

Bernard F. and Mary Ann Powell Foundation

Cartwheel Foundation

Charlie Burchard Memorial Trust Fund


George W. Mergens Foundation

Walter Cerf Foundation

Vermont Mutual Insurance Group

Bay and Paul Foundations

Tony and Gina Bruno

Ned and Lauren Pike

Bob and Lee Albern

Peter and Gail Beckett

Doug Vetter

Elizabeth Smith

Alison Gates Brown

Lake Champlain Antique and Classic Boat Society

Tom’s Marine

Vermont Family Forest

Epifanes North America

Small Boat Exchange

Bob Schumacher

Don Brush

Bruce Hill Yacht Sales

Matt Daniels

Adult Community Rowers

Boat Shop Volunteers

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