Ship’s Log, Schooner Lois McClure: Westport, NY

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Drew Stierhoff, Westport, NY The crew of the Lois McClure had a great first day today!  We were happy to have calm waters and a smooth ride over to Westport, New York from the Maritime Museum. It was raining most of the day, but that didn’t dampen the spirits of the schooner crew!  Thanks to everyone who came out in …

Lake Champlain Maritime Museum Announces 2017 Legacy Tour of Schooner Lois McClure

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The World Canals Conference, which meets in Syracuse NY in September to celebrate canals as “agents of transformation,” inspired both the theme and destination for the 2017 “Legacy Tour” of Lake Champlain Maritime Museum (LCMM)’s replica 1862 canal schooner Lois McClure.  The tour pays tribute to the legacy of the canals, which celebrate 200 years in 2017, and the legacy …

Video Blog: Waterford

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2014 Captain’s Log, Part 3

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The canal schooner Lois McClure needed to get an early start from Troy, New York, on August 4th. We were headed only a few miles down the Hudson River to Albany, but our masts had been stepped in Troy, and we needed to slip under the lift bridge just downstream of our berth at low tide in order to take …

Little Falls

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by Tom Larsen Little Falls is a unique place on the canal. Housing the lock with the highest single lift on the canal, it’s one of the places that you look down into the town as you traverse the canal channel. When we arrived, we were greeted with open arms by Chris, the harbormaster, as well as a group of …

The People We Meet

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by Kerry Batdorf Among the treasures we encounter while on a Lois McClure adventure are the people we meet who have some sort of personal connection to or special interest in the system of canals and natural waterways on which we travel and the industries and cultures of the people living along these shores.  William, “Bill”, H Leighton and his …

School Programs in Whitehall

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by Sal Larsen September 30, 2011 I truly love volunteering on the schooner, so I was delighted to get a chance to return. I was waiting at the dock in Whitehall when Lois and the crew arrived in the late afternoon on September 29th, and so was able to help with the usual flurry of chores that always happen when …