2005 Grand Journey

lcmm Museum

In 2005, Lois McClure embarked on the Grand Journey, “From the Green Mountains to Manhattan”, sponsored in large part by the farm families who own Cabot Creameries. In these four months, she visited Burlington, Essex, Basin Harbor, and Whitehall on Lake Champlain, then traveled southwards through the Champlain Canal and Hudson River, welcoming visitors at Fort Ann, Fort Edward, Schuylerville, Mechanicville, Troy, Albany, …

Lois McClure 2004 Launch and Inaugural Tour

lcmm Museum

Lois McClure was launched July 3, 2004, attended by thousands of people on the Burlington waterfront. After some work on her rigging, she was ready for her first voyage around the lake. The Inaugural Tour brought Lois McClure to many ports of call around Lake Champlain, including Whitehall, Westport, Essex, Port Henry, and Plattsburgh, NY, and St. Albans, Grand Isle, Vergennes, Basin Harbor, …