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 …

A new privy for Adirondack Cove

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On the shore of Adirondack Cove in the Split Rock Wilderness, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum , KROKA Expeditions, Lake Champlain Waldorf School, and Basin Harbor have collaborated on a project that will help in creating a cleaner Lake Champlain. They teamed up to replace an existing, not so functional outhouse with a new and improved, environmentally sound composting toilet. Lake …

Rabble in Arms, August 17 & 18, 2019

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Join 18th century living historians this August to reenact events on Lake Champlain during the American Revolution. Explore a military camp, meet the crew of a Gunboat in Benedict Arnold’s fleet, and see cooking, military drill, and artillery demonstrations. Entry to this event is included with general museum admission. Saturday and Sunday, 10 am – 4 pm.

Spring Wave: Saturday May 18, 2019

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This past Saturday, high school groups from around New England gathered at the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum in Ferrisburgh, Vermont to compete in the annual Spring Wave rowing race. The Spring Wave brings more than 150 youth racers together to compete, encompassing 25 crews. Teams participating included North Haven, ME; Station Maine, ME; Sound School, CT; New York Harbor School, …

Vacation Archaeology Camp in Review

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During the local schools’ April vacation week, we facilitated an archaeology-themed camp to introduce this diverse science to local students.  Each day of the camp focused on a theme which is critical to the practice of archaeology.  The first day of our camp coincided with Earth Day, so the morning discussions centered around environmental problems in Lake Champlain as well …

Lake Adventure Camp Spotlight: Wooden Boat Building

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August 5 – August 9,  2019 Each camper will build their own 15’ wooden flat bottom canoe and learn to use it safely. We’ll learn about the sciences and skills that go into boat-building, and have a great time doing it! These one-of-a-kind boats are yours to keep! This camp has only 6 spaces available! Grades: entering 8-12 Day camp: 9:30 am …

New Adult Courses in Archaeology, History, Ecology, and Education at LCMM

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For information contact: Elizabeth Lee, Education Director, LCMM 802 475-2022 ext. 102 or elizabethl@lcmm.org New Adult Courses in Archaeology, History, Ecology, and Education at Lake Champlain Maritime Museum Get beyond the classroom – this summer Lake Champlain Maritime Museum (LCMM) takes learning out on the lake, partners with Abenaki artists, and digs into the archives with new …

Professional Development: Phoenix Burning: Case Study of a Lake Champlain Shipwreck

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Instructor: Chris Sabick – 802-475-2022 x110 Locations: LCMM campus and Lake Champlain Dates: Course: July 1-3, 2019 Credit: 1 Credit through Castleton University (optional) Tuition: $600 ($775 with 1 credit) Maximum Enrollment: 10 Course DescriptionLake Champlain was a once a hot bed of experimentation for the development of steamboat technology, and the remains of some of those experiments still lie …

Professional Development: Presenting Abenaki Culture in the Classroom

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Course Name: Presenting Abenaki Culture in the Classroom Instructors: Vera Longtoe Sheehan, Executive Director, Vermont Abenaki Artists Association Melody Walker Brook, Adjunct Professor, Northern Virginia Community College Course Contact: Eloise Beil – 802-475-2022 x107 Locations: LCMM campus Dates: August 8-10, 2019 Credit: 1 Credit through Castleton University (optional) Tuition: $375 ($550 with 1 credit) Maximum Enrollment: 48 Registration is now …