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A Week on the Water: Fall Rowing Has Begun!

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By Nick Patch, Champlain Longboats Director The week of September 9 was a week to remember for Lake Champlain Maritime Museum rowing programs.  On Wednesday we hosted 95 Otter Valley Union Middle School students at the museum’s North Harbor for a team-building day and on Friday we hosted Colchester Middle School in Burlington with another 90+ rowers. All of these students spent …

The Annual Moonlight Row Tradition Continues

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By Lisa Percival Recently, on Thursday, September 12, the museum had its annual moonlight row with members of our Community Rowing clubs and staff. Enjoy this account from museum staff member and Community Rowing Club leader Lisa Percival, and photos from participants Pat Jackson, Kris Jarrett, Andrew Rainville, and Mary Micklas. In total, we had a group of 29 rowers …

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LCMM Rowing Team Competes at Belfast Regatta

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By Ben Mayock This past Saturday, August 17th, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum’s rowing team traveled to Maine to compete in the 19th Annual Come Boating! Regatta in Belfast Harbor. The morning was cool and overcast (perfect for rowing!) as we took a warm-up lap around the harbor. All of the turning marks were visible and the wind was light and …

Waving from one of the gigs

Expedition Champlain 2019: Travel Journal

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This past month, our teen overnight group, Expedition Champlain, set off from the museum with nine participants and three trip leaders Haley Ferrer, Mandy Smith and Laura Caldwell for an eight-day journey. The group rowed two of the museum’s 32′ pilot gigs, exploring remote sections of Lake Champlain, dodging challenging weather and ultimately reaching the Canadian border.

Charting a New Adventure: Expedition Champlain 2019

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By Charlie Beyer Last Saturday we waved goodbye to our teen overnight rowing trip, Expedition Champlain, as they left the docks here at the museum headed for the Canadian border. The nine participants and three staff spent the morning in a final rush (the morning before leaving is always hectic, no matter how prepared you are) to pack everyone’s stuff …

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 …