A St. Ayles Skiff from Vinalhaven

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By Ben Mayock Last Tuesday, very early in the morning, I set out on a mission to Vinalhaven, Maine. Usually when I head to Vinalhaven it is for the express purpose of enjoying the inescapable magic of Penobscot Bay on vacation with good friends, but this time I had a different mandate: go to Vinalhaven to pick up the Lake …

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Reflections from TWSBA 2019

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By Charlie Beyer, Champlain Longboats Hi! For those that don’t know me, I’m Charlie Beyer, the Assistant Director of Champlain Longboats. I work with Nick Patch to run the Boat Shop here at the museum and to lead our new longboat construction each winter with local high school students. In the summer I teach kayak building for Champlain Discovery, lead …

Underwater with a Sci-Fi Octopus: Learning Photogrammetry with Kotaro Yamafune

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By Cherilyn Gilligan, Archaeologist Editor’s note: This summer, we welcomed underwater photogrammetry expert Kotaro Yamafune (Kota, as he is referred to here) to lead courses on photogrammetry for our local diving community and join us as we put this technique to practice on some wrecks in Lake Champlain. Museum archaeologist Cherilyn Gilligan shares her experience and photos from a great …

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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Congrats to the new Captains!

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This past Sunday at LCMM, seven new captains tested and passed their coast guard exams to received “Certificates of Seamanship” granted by BoatWise LLC! After a course consisting of 80 class hours over three weekend in November, these students have earned either OUPV and 100 Ton Masters licenses. Our great instructor Rick, from BoatWise, braved Vermont weather on multiple occasions …

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Susan Evans McClure Joins LCMM as Executive Director

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[Photo of Susan Evans McClure (photo cred: Briget Ganske)] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE [Vergennes, Vermont, November 29, 2018] Lake Champlain Maritime Museum (LCMM) is pleased to announce Susan Evans McClure is to become its new Executive Director in early 2019. “I am very much looking forward to my new role as Executive Director of LCMM. This opportunity allows me to bring …

Steamboat Reindeer Ship’s Wheel to be Reunited with Pilot House

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Working with museum collections is sometimes like assembling a jigsaw puzzle – on a very large scale, and over a very long period of time. Steamboat Reindeer is one of the largest “jigsaw puzzles” in LCMM’s collection. In September 2017, Joyce Kendrick Weldon called to offer the Museum the ship’s wheel from the Reindeer on behalf of her niece Heidi …

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 …