Champlain Longboats

Seven pilot gigs rowed by high school students race across Lake Champlain

High spirits and warm weather at the Spring Wave 2021

On Saturday June 5, we welcomed 84 rowers from eight regional school teams back to the Museum to participate in the Spring Wave, the annual spring race for our youth rowing league, Champlain Longboats. It was a beautiful hot summer day and everyone – rowers, coaches, staff, and onlookers – seemed thrilled to be back in some …

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A Rowing Season to Remember

We’d like to take a moment today to celebrate our adult rowing community. Despite a pandemic and strict new safety guidelines, our adult rowers were able to have a shortened yet wonderful season. Whether it was for Tuesdays’ advanced Rowing for Racing club, Thursdays’ relaxed Community Rowing club, or special outings, this group found a …

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Kayaking the Length of Lake Champlain: Teen Expeditions in 2020

This month, nineteen teenagers and two trip leaders have accomplished epic kayak expeditions, kayaking the length of Lake Champlain and reaching the Canadian border. An epic goal in a standard year, these voyages feel even more significant having been accomplished safely and successfully during a pandemic! We couldn’t be prouder of these intrepid teens and …

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Working from Home: Boat Shop Volunteers Are Keeping Busy!

By Nick Patch, Champlain Longboats Director As you’ve probably been following our updates, the Museum’s boat shop team has been finding creative ways to continue our boat shop work from home. It’s worth recognizing their creativity and work, as finding ways to do what we normally do in the shop from home is not an …

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