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Celebrating Sacred Waters

Shelburne Bay Park 1467 Bay Road, Shelburne, Vermont

Join this fun day of community celebration and connection to our beloved Lake Champlain! This is a collaborative community event by Vermont Interfaith Power & Light, Ascension Lutheran Church, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, Lake Champlain Committee, All Souls Interfaith Gathering, Vermont Clean Water Network, ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, and Lewis Creek Association. Spend …

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$8

Lake Champlain Challenge Race

Lake Champlain Maritime Museum 4472 Basin Harbor Rd, Vergennes, VT

Everyone’s favorite annual challenge and fun-filled summer race on Lake Champlain! All human-powered vessels are invited to the Lake Champlain Challenge Race at Lake Champlain Maritime Museum to try to set the new fastest time. The Challenge Race is a three-mile triangular course. Participants compete in race categories such as 6- and 4-person rowing gigs, …

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$25

Introduction to Fish Processing

Lake Champlain Maritime Museum 4472 Basin Harbor Rd, Vergennes, VT

Learn the basics for fish processing and cooking with this hands-on, FREE clinic at the Museum with Vermont Fish and Wildlife. Filleting and cleaning techniques will be shown in addition to at least two cooking methods. Fish will be provided and there will be ample time to practice the skills covered. This clinic will be …

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James Wakefield Rescue Row

Perkins Pier 1 Lavalley Ln, Burlington, VT

One of our two annual open-water rowing races for our Lake Champlain Maritime Museum Youth Rowing League school teams. This race is held in honor of and named after James Wakefield, the brave first responder to the shipwreck of the General Butler canal boat in 1876. James and his son rowed out to the Burlington …

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Burlington Boat and Bakery Row

Perkins Pier 1 Lavalley Ln, Burlington, VT

Join us for a weekend row from Perkins Pier in Burlington. We will meet at 9:00 and will plan on departing from the dock by 9:15. We plan to return to Burlington around 11:30.  Afterward, most of us will walk to August First and have lunch together before heading home. Bring appropriate clothing, swimwear if …

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$10

History in Hot Water: Climate Change and the Shipwrecks of Lake Champlain

Zoom Presentation

Lake Champlain is home to hundreds of well-preserved shipwrecks that help tell the story of our region. But climate change is altering the lake’s underwater cultural heritage. Join us for a free online talk about the impact of historical objects happening before our eyes. This talk will be held on Zoom, featuring the Museum's Executive …

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Temperance and Prohibition in the Champlain Valley

Pierson Library 5376 Shelburne Rd, Shelburne, VT

How did the Champlain Valley go rom being a major producer and consumer of alcohol in the early 1800’s to a hotbed of temperance sentiment in the mid-19th century? The Museum's Executive Director, Susan Evans McClure, will give a talk on October 13 all about Temperance and Prohibition in the Champlain Valley at the Pierson …

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Free