New Year, New Boat: 2020 Student Boat Building Kicks Off

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By Meg Salocks, Director of Marketing and Engagement Today marks the first day of an exciting annual project here at Lake Champlain Maritime Museum: the first day of boat building! This year our boat builders hail from two local schools: Vergennes Union High and Middlebury Union High. Our flagship youth boat building program, Champlain Longboats has been engaging kids since …

Jahaziel’s First Steamboat: Ticonderoga

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By the Collections team at Lake Champlain Maritime Museum Preface: This is the fourth in a blog series about Vergennes resident and steamboat captain Jahaziel Sherman. This series is based on the Museum’s digital exhibit Jahaziel Sherman of Vergennes, Steamboat Pioneer, which is free for all to explore online. We’ll be sharing more stories on Jahaziel and his work every other …

Jahaziel's buildings at Fort Cassin Point

Jahaziel’s Life on Land

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By the Collections Team at Lake Champlain Maritime Museum Preface: This is the third in a blog series about Vergennes resident and steamboat captain Jahaziel Sherman. This series is based on the Museum’s digital exhibit Jahaziel Sherman of Vergennes, Steamboat Pioneer, which is free for all to explore online. We’ll be sharing more stories on Jahaziel and his work every other …

A Peek into Jahaziel’s Life

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By the Collections Team at Lake Champlain Maritime Museum Preface: This is the second in a blog series about Vergennes resident and steamboat captain Jahaziel Sherman. This series is based on the Museum’s digital exhibit Jahaziel Sherman of Vergennes, Steamboat Pioneer, which is free for all to explore online. We’ll be sharing more stories on Jahaziel and his work every …

Vermont teams pull strong at the Icebreaker in Boston

Meg Champlain Longboats, Community Rowing

By Meg Salocks, Director of Marketing and Engagement Last weekend, over 160 Vermont youth rowers, a fleet of longboats built by our boat building students, and our intrepid coaches and Champlain Longboats staff rolled into Boston, MA for the 2019 Icebreaker Regional Youth Open Water Rowing Championships. An annual championship held in the Fort Point Channel in Boston hosted by …

Jahaziel Sherman, Vergennes Resident and Steamboat Captain, Makes Digital Appearance

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By Patricia Reid, Collections Manager At Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, we are charged with interpreting the history and heritage of the Champlain Valley to ensure a better future for our lake and our community. Our Collections Department manages several thousand objects under Museum custody and works with the Exhibits team and other Museum staff to bring those objects to the …

Frosty weather can’t slow down the Otter Creek Challenge 2019

Nick Patch Champlain Longboats, Community Rowing

By Nick Patch, Champlain Longboats Director On Saturday, November 9, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum’s Champlain Longboats program held its annual Otter Creek Challenge youth rowing race at the Vergennes Basin just below Vergennes Falls. The race had been scheduled for November 2, but we had a record-breaking rain event two days before the race date that made Otter Creek inaccessible …

Diver underwater above a shipwreck

Closing Out the Shipwreck Diving Season with Style and 3D Models

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By Chris Sabick, Director of Archaeology This month, our underwater archaeology team – including myself, archaeologist Cherilyn Gilligan, dive master Ron Adams, and occasionally Willa the dog – has been conducting end-of-season site inspections on the Vermont Underwater Historic Preserve sites. What is the Vermont Underwater Historic Preserve? Operated by the Vermont Division of Historic Preservation and managed by Lake …

Lake Champlain Maritime Museum travels to Hull, MA for the Head of the Weir

Nick Patch Champlain Longboats, Community Rowing, Photo Gallery

By Nick Patch, Champlain Longboats Director This past weekend, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum’s Champlain Longboats program travelled to Hull, Massachusetts to row in The Head of the Weir, a 5.5 mile rowing race sponsored by the Hull Lifesaving Museum. Eight of our crews and boats made the trek south on Friday afternoon. Vergennes High School came with three six-oar crews, …