Campers Explore the 18th Century

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Eight summer campers recently took a step back in time and spent a week in the 18th century; learning first-hand what life was like in the Champlain Valley for a soldier or sailor of the revolution. Over four days of camp and one overnight the crew immersed themselves in history, learning and experiencing the skills, crafts, and lives of those …

From Tree to Stick: A New Mast for Lois

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Wood is a deceptively challenging medium to work with: easy enough for a first-time builder to work with, yet with a learning curve so steep and so broad that no carpenter could ever seriously claim to know absolutely everything about it. And while the tools have improved and techniques debated and refined, the basic principles and traditions behind woodworking have remained unchanged for millennia.

Charting a New Adventure: Expedition Champlain 2019

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By Charlie Beyer Last Saturday we waved goodbye to our teen overnight rowing trip, Expedition Champlain, as they left the docks here at the museum headed for the Canadian border. The nine participants and three staff spent the morning in a final rush (the morning before leaving is always hectic, no matter how prepared you are) to pack everyone’s stuff …

Basic Boating Certification Lake Adventure Camp, 2019

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From June 24th to the 28th Lake Champlain Maritime Museum held a week-long summer camp, which allowed youth grades 8–12 to obtain a Vermont Boating Safety Education Certification Card. Over the course of week campers were able to get out on the water in Canoes, a sailboat, and a motorboat. With instruction from Captain Jeff Hindes and AmeriCorps Member Mike …

LCMM Rowing Teams in Scotland for Skiffie Worlds

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Nineteen rowers and coxswains representing Lake Champlain Maritime Museum (LCMM) are off to Stranraer, Scotland for “Skiffie Worlds” July 8 – 13.  This will be the third time that LCMM will have crews in the regatta, which serves as the world championships for the St. Ayles Skiff class of rowing craft every three years.  The historic coastal village of Stranraer, …

One and Only Fish Camp

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Our first week of summer camps at the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum kicked off with a splash as 12 campers got to fish, swim, and cast their way through an exciting week of fishing adventures! Monday consisted of introduction to the site and each other, games, and then making our own fishing poles and using them to fish in North …

Hope for TomorROW Rowathon at the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum brings awareness to teen suicide prevention

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On Saturday June 29th, community from around Vermont and New England gathered at the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum to raise money and awareness for teen suicide prevention this past Saturday. This first  “Hope for TomorROW” rowathon was a collaboration between Project HOePpnEr and the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum in honor of Paul Hoeppner, a Hinesburg resident and  Champlain Valley Union …

Launch of the “Annie O”

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Fourteen students from Middlebury Union High School and Vergennes Union High School have been working for the past 5 months with the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum’s Champlain Longboats Program to launch this year’s 32’ pilot gig, the Annie O, on Friday May 31st. Students involved in this unique program learn vocational skills as they work together with expert boat builders …

Lake Champlain Maritime Museum Rows with the Burlington City & Lake Semester

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On Wednesday May 8th the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum’s Champlain Longboats program, collaborated with the Burlington City & Lake Semester Program for an amazing day of rowing on the Burlington. The Burlington City & Lake Semester is an immersive program for high school students that uses the city of Burlington as their classroom. The Lake Champlain Maritime Museum is thrilled to …