A Window on the Lake – Meditations on Lake Champlain by Poet Daniel Lusk

By Eloise Beil, Director of Collections As this showery month of April comes to an end, it also means National Poetry Month is almost over. Take a moment with us today as we explore and find inspiration from works by Vermont poet Daniel Lusk, Lake Studies: Meditations on Lake Champlain. In 2009, inspired by Lake …

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International Smuggling by Steamboat: Jahaziel’s Congress

By the Collections Team at Lake Champlain Maritime Museum Preface: This is the seventh 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 …

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Caring for your Canal Schooner in the Winter (and sometimes during a pandemic)

By Evan Wing, Replica Fleet Coordinator Winter, 1870, Whitehall, New York: you rise early to bank up the fire in your stove and help your mother set the small table for breakfast. Five of you share the same living space: a small, single-room cabin maybe eighty to a hundred feet square. Your parents are afforded …

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Shipwreck Tour: Phoenix

Did you know that there are hundreds of shipwrecks in Lake Champlain? The Lake Champlain Underwater Historic Preserve was established by the Vermont Division of Historic Preservation to protect these irreplaceable resources from harm, preserve them for future generations, and provide public access for divers and the public. The Archaeology team at Lake Champlain Maritime Museum manages these sites. …

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Shipwreck Tour: Champlain II

Did you know that there are hundreds of shipwrecks in Lake Champlain? The Lake Champlain Underwater Historic Preserve was established by the Vermont Division of Historic Preservation to protect these irreplaceable resources from harm, preserve them for future generations, and provide public access for divers and the public. The Archaeology team at Lake Champlain Maritime Museum manages these sites. …

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Imagining the Common Soldier’s Experience in the Battle of Plattsburgh – Part 2

By Cherilyn Gilligan, Archaeologist In the fall of 2019, I gave a presentation on my research into the common soldier’s experience during the Battle of Plattsburgh as part of the annual Battle of Plattsburgh event at the Kent Delord House Museum. I’ve converted that presentation into a two-part blog series, and this is the second …

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Imagining the Common Soldier’s Experience in the Battle of Plattsburgh – Part 1

By Cherilyn Gilligan, Archaeologist In the fall of 2019, I had the opportunity to present research to the public at the annual Battle of Plattsburgh event at the Kent Delord House Museum in Plattsburgh, New York. Lake Champlain Maritime Museum was contracted by the City of Plattsburgh to help with an American Battlefield Protection Program …

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Shipwreck Tour: General Butler

Did you know that there are hundreds of shipwrecks in Lake Champlain? The Lake Champlain Underwater Historic Preserve was established by the Vermont Division of Historic Preservation to protect these irreplaceable resources from harm, preserve them for future generations, and provide public access for divers and the public. The Archaeology team at Lake Champlain Maritime …

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