Do You Want to See a Shipwreck?

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We sometimes ask our visitors to guess how many shipwrecks lie at the bottom of beautiful Lake Champlain. The answers vary – 10? 20? 100? Believe it or not, all those guesses are lower than the actual number! There are actually over three hundred shipwrecks at the bottom of this historic lake. Lake Champlain has been an important strategic waterway …

Video Production Lake Adventure Camp 2016

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Video Production Lake Adventure Camp 2016 has come and gone, but we have the films to remember the week! Here is one of the videos our campers shot and produced of a rowing adventure on Lake Champlain. Campers shot and edited videos while rowing, learning to blacksmith, hiking, and even snorkeling! They leaned to shoot with GoPro cameras to tell …

Lake Champlain Maritime Museum Hosts Award-Winning Author Nathaniel Philbrick  

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  For Information Contact: Eloise Beil, Community Relations Manager, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum eloiseb@lcmm.org (802) 475-2022 ext. 107 For event tickets, please click here.  On Tuesday, June 7, award-winning author Nathaniel Philbrick makes a special appearance in Burlington in support of Lake Champlain Maritime Museum (LCMM)’s education programs. The event celebrates the release of Philbrick’s new book, Valiant Ambition: George …

5 Kinds of Boats You’ll See at LCMM Summer Camps!

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Summer is finally on its way to Lake Champlain, and with it, our Lake Adventure Camps! Here at the museum, we’re all busy preparing fun activities for kids from 7-16. As a maritime museum, boats are our favorite resource, and we use several different types of them in our summer camps. 5. Powerboats They might not be pretty, but they certainly …

Benedict Arnold’s Legacy: Tales from Lake Champlain

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by Richard Watts, Ph.D. Director: Center for Research on Vermont, UVM Join LCMM Co-Founder and Director Emeritus Arthur B. Cohn for a talk on May 11, 7:30, at Waterman Memorial Lounge, University of Vermont. In this talk Art Cohn will examine Lake Champlain’s historical connection to the American Revolution and the fighting field-commander Benedict Arnold. The centerpiece of the presentation will …

Let’s Go Fishing!

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By Erin Sward In March, Ecology Programs Director Elizabeth Lee and I participated in Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department’s Let’s Go Fishing program. In short, the Let’s Go Fishing program is a network of volunteer instructors who encourage and teach people of all ages how to fish. Let’s Go Fishing, emphasizes that fishing is more than just catching fish. Fishing …

Tree Time

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By Eloise Beil on April 26, 2016 Earth Day (April 22), for many people the best known part of National Environmental Education Week (April 17-23), is a wonderful time to be thinking about trees. For weeks as we make the transition from winter to spring, the first buds on the trees transform the monochrome landscape with a flush of yellow, …

Second AmeriCorp Member Joins Lake Champlain Maritime Museum!

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The new AmeriCorps program at the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum is speeding right along with the addition of a second AmeriCorps volunteer! My name is Eileen Leary, and I’m a 25 year old MA graduate from University College London. I grew up around boats – I’ve been on them since literally before I was born! – have degrees in history …

Looking Forward to Summer Camp at LCMM!

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It’s March; children have settled into school routines and now are knee deep in schoolwork (although in past years they were knee deep in snow!). Warm summer days may still seem like a far off dream. But the truth is, it’s never too early to start looking forward to a carefree summer. For campers, as well as staff, summer camp …

AmeriCorps at Lake Champlain Maritime Museum!

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March marks a special new beginning for Lake Champlain Maritime Museum! This month is the official start of a new partnership forged between the Museum and the AmeriCorps. My name is Erin Sward, I am a 22-year-old University of Connecticut graduate, and the first AmeriCorps volunteer to join the LCMM team. I couldn’t be more delighted! In the short time I’ve …