2019 Otter Creek Challenge

2018 Otter Creek Challenge Rowing Race

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Saturday, November 3rd was a bone-chilling, yet heart-warming day for 142 youth rowers from Chittenden and Addison who participated in the “Otter Creek Challenge”, a three mile rowing race on Otter Creek. It was 40 degrees and pouring rain at race time but rowers were fired up to go. The course starts at the Vergennes Basin on Otter Creek just …

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Head of the Weir 2018

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The Rice Memorial High School rowing team traveled to Hull Massachusetts on October 20th to participate in the Head of the Weir”. The “Head of the Weir” is a 5.5 mile rowing race that starts in a tidal estuary and wanders into the open waters of Boston Harbor. Here are a few choice photos from the event.

Blackburn Race 2018

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On Saturday, July 21st, the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum’s Community Rowing program entered in the lengthy and notorious race, The Blackburn Challenge for the first time. Held yearly in Gloucester, MA, this 20-plus mile race circumnavigates Cape Ann. Rowers Mike Crane, Lisa Percival, Gretchen Richer, Tim Cowan, Andrew Rainville, and Mary Hennessy attended regular LCMM Community Rowing practices and were ably …

Wooden Boat Building

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Do you like spending time on the water? Maybe you like fishing or just paddling on streams, rivers, and lakes where you live? Have you ever imagined building your own wooden boat to have and enjoy? This summer you can do that at the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum in our Wooden Boat Building class! This is an active, hands-on opportunity for you to …

Clang! Bang! Hammers and hearing protection galore!

Kris Jarrett Champlain Longboats

Students, Volunteers and LCMM staff building a 32’ rowing gig in the LCMM boat shop. In the LCMM boat shop, lately, we’ve been riveting. An ancient and practical process, it requires at least two people and a lot of team-work to complete each rivet. We tend to work in groups of three, with one person as the communicator since as …

Boatshop Open House Night

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Roz Wilcox, AmeriCorps Service Member, LCMM Students, alumni, parents, teachers, administrators, volunteers, donors, and LCMM staff filled the LCMM Boatshop on Thursday to celebrate the building of something special. Seven students currently enrolled in the Diversified Occupation’s boatbuilding program and one student from Mount Abraham’s Pathways program gave demonstrations of various boatbuilding techniques they’ve learned, from refinishing older boats, to planking …