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

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 …

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Schooner Lois McClure Begins Legacy Tour Marking Canal Bicentennial

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 …

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

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 …

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Field School 2017 Comes to an End

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 …

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Field School Visits Ticonderoga

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 …

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Rowing News!

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 …

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Helena Van Voorst Joins Lake Champlain Maritime Museum as Director of Development

Joyce Cameron, Co-Executive Director of Lake Champlain Maritime Museum (LCMM) has announced that Helena Van Voorst will be joining the Museum staff as Director of Development. “Helena has worked for LCMM in the past, and we are delighted to welcome her back to our Museum team,” Joyce commented. “Our new Maritime Pathways educational initiatives are …

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Bob Beach Sr. Maritime Apprenticeship

The Lake Champlain Maritime Museum has received funding to honor Robert Beach Sr.’s adventurous spirit and love of history. LCMM has created the Bob Beach Sr. Maritime Apprenticeship to provide a unique and exciting opportunity for four enthusiastic young people. High school students interested in developing maritime skills will accompany the crew of the Canal …

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Lake Champlain Maritime Museum Announces New Leadership Team

Lake Champlain Maritime Museum Announces New Leadership Team Mike Smiles has resigned as Executive Director of LCMM effective December 31 to pursue new opportunities.  “Mike has made valuable contributions to the museum during his tenure,” said Bob Beach, President of the LCMM Board of Directors.  “Through his innovative approaches to enhancing and expanding our educational …

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