Gregg Banse Joins Lake Champlain Maritime Museum as Director of Marketing and Business Development

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Lake Champlain Maritime Museum & Research Institute is pleased to announce that Gregg Banse will be joining the team as Director of Marketing and Business Development. He will be responsible for designing and implementing a comprehensive strategy to support the growth of new educational initiatives and the museum as a whole. Gregg is a native Vermonter and comes to the …

Vermont Humanities Council Grant Supports Programs with Abenaki Artists at Lake Champlain Maritime Museum and Area Libraries

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Lake Champlain Maritime Museum is pleased to host “Presenting Abenaki Culture in the Classroom,” a Summer Workshop for Educators, on Wednesday, August 2. Members of the Vermont Abenaki Artists Association serve as faculty for this all-day seminar, and for a series of panel discussions for young adults and adults to be offered in the fall and spring at area libraries. …

SeaPerch ROV Lake Adventure Camp, 2017!

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  A week of robot creation, lake exploration, and fun has just come to an end for another summer; ROV building summer camp was fantastic! Thank you campers! We had a great time, and wanted to share the videos taken by camper’s ROVs. SeaPerch kits can carry a GoPro video camera and they bring back some fun footage from under the …

Lake Champlain Maritime Museum’s Challenge Race Spirited, Wavy, and Fun

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Over 70 rowers and paddlers dug deep in the waters of Lake Champlain on Sunday in the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum’s 21st Annual Challenge Race. The race, an annual event for 21 years, has a distinctly communal spirit – with a delicious and bountiful potluck picnic afterwards – while also fueling participants’ desire to fiercely compete. “Everything was going for …

Schooner Lois McClure Begins Legacy Tour Marking Canal Bicentennial

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As the nation celebrated its birthday, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum’s (LCMM’s) replica 1862 canal schooner Lois McClure began her 2017 Legacy Tour commemorating the Erie Canal Bicentennial. “The groundbreaking for the Erie Canal took place just 200 years ago in Rome, New York on July 4, 1817,” said Erick Tichonuk, LCMM Co-Director, “Our Legacy Tour will visit more than 35 …

CVNHP & LCBP Grants Support LCMM’s New Stem to Stern Curriculum

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Lake Champlain Maritime Museum’s New Stem to Stern Program Connects Forests and Waterways As America prepares to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Erie and Champlain Canals, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum (LCMM) is bringing together the themes of forest stewardship, woodcraft, boat building and waterways into new curriculum materials and school programs in an initiative known as “Stem to Stern.” “We …

Field School 2017 Comes to an End

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Last Friday saw the culmination of three weeks of underwater archaeological work with students from the 2017 Nautical Archaeology Field School.  I can’t overstate what a pleasure it was to work with Rich and Scott for the past few weeks.  These two gentleman brought an impressive amount of dive capability and skill to our project and did so with an …

Field School Visits Ticonderoga

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Courtesy of the South Lake Champlain Fund,  at the mid-point of our field school, we went on a field trip to Whitehall to visit the ship remains of the USS Ticonderoga and the Fort Ticonderoga. At the USS Ticonderoga we gained perspective of our bits of wood in Basin Harbor and how they might relate to an entire shipwreck site. …

Rowing News!

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Spring Wave 2017 On Saturday May 20th  the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum held its annual spring youth rowing race at Button Bay State Park. On a clear, brisk, blustery, spring day one-hundred and sixty youth comprising 24 crews raced their hearts out. Crews from nine Chittenden and Addison County Schools as well as Connecticut, Maine and New York competed in …