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!

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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 …

LCMM Represents Vermont At Snow Row

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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

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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 …

Lake Champlain Maritime Museum hosts youth rowing races at Basin Harbor Campus, Saturday October 8

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Please Note: Due to wind conditions, the race has been moved to LCMM’s Basin Harbor Campus at 4472 Basin Harbor Rd, Vergennes VT, 05491. The Race will begin at 9 am.  Lake Champlain Maritime Museum’s Champlain Longboats Program will hold its annual youth rowing race, The James Wakefield Rescue Row on Saturday, October 8. The race is named in honor of …

LCMM Rowers at World Championships

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Eleven rowers and two coxswains representing the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum (LCMM) recently competed in the world championship regatta for St. Ayle’s skiffs (“Skiffie Worlds”)  at Strangford Lough, Northern Ireland. The LCMM team competed with 41 other clubs totaling over 800 participants from Scotland, Northern Ireland, Great Britain, Netherlands, Canada, and Australia. The regatta, sanctioned by the Scottish Coastal Rowing …

Get Out on the Water at Lake Champlain Maritime Museum’s Annual Challenge Race!

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Get Out on the Water at Lake Champlain Maritime Museum’s Annual Challenge Race   Calling all paddlers, rowers, and on-water adventurers! The annual Lake Champlain Challenge Race is coming up on Sunday July 10, 2016 at the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum in Vergennes, Vermont. The Challenge Race follows a three mile triangular course which includes some of most beautiful scenery on …