Blackburn Race 2018

Lisa Percival Champlain Longboats

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

lcmm Champlain Longboats

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

Kris Jarrett Champlain Longboats

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 …

LCMM Represents Vermont At Snow Row

Kris Jarrett Champlain Longboats

Roz Wilcox, AmeriCorps Service Member, LCMM With a high of 15 degrees, it was going to be a cold one. But that’s what everybody had come out for. When we first arrived on the scene, it was still blowing a gale. ‘Are we crazy?’ was a question in everyone’s mind, but the forecast told us the wind would die down …

Rowing in the Icebreaker

lcmm Champlain Longboats

Lake Champlain Maritime Museum’s Champlain Longboats Program traveled to the Northeast Regional Youth Open-Water Championships in Boston Harbor this weekend. Over 90 students from Vergennes Middle and High School, Champlain Valley Union High School, Burlington High School, and South Burlington High School traveled to compete in this annual gathering of over 200 youth rowers from around the Northeast. The weather …