Basic Boating Certification Lake Adventure Camp, 2019

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From June 24th to the 28th Lake Champlain Maritime Museum held a week-long summer camp, which allowed youth grades 8–12 to obtain a Vermont Boating Safety Education Certification Card. Over the course of week campers were able to get out on the water in Canoes, a sailboat, and a motorboat. With instruction from Captain Jeff Hindes and AmeriCorps Member Mike …

LCMM Rowing Teams in Scotland for Skiffie Worlds

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Nineteen rowers and coxswains representing Lake Champlain Maritime Museum (LCMM) are off to Stranraer, Scotland for “Skiffie Worlds” July 8 – 13.  This will be the third time that LCMM will have crews in the regatta, which serves as the world championships for the St. Ayles Skiff class of rowing craft every three years.  The historic coastal village of Stranraer, …

One and Only Fish Camp

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Our first week of summer camps at the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum kicked off with a splash as 12 campers got to fish, swim, and cast their way through an exciting week of fishing adventures! Monday consisted of introduction to the site and each other, games, and then making our own fishing poles and using them to fish in North …

Hope for TomorROW Rowathon at the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum brings awareness to teen suicide prevention

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On Saturday June 29th, community from around Vermont and New England gathered at the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum to raise money and awareness for teen suicide prevention this past Saturday. This first  “Hope for TomorROW” rowathon was a collaboration between Project HOePpnEr and the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum in honor of Paul Hoeppner, a Hinesburg resident and  Champlain Valley Union …

Launch of the “Annie O”

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Fourteen students from Middlebury Union High School and Vergennes Union High School have been working for the past 5 months with the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum’s Champlain Longboats Program to launch this year’s 32’ pilot gig, the Annie O, on Friday May 31st. Students involved in this unique program learn vocational skills as they work together with expert boat builders …

Lake Champlain Maritime Museum Rows with the Burlington City & Lake Semester

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On Wednesday May 8th the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum’s Champlain Longboats program, collaborated with the Burlington City & Lake Semester Program for an amazing day of rowing on the Burlington. The Burlington City & Lake Semester is an immersive program for high school students that uses the city of Burlington as their classroom. The Lake Champlain Maritime Museum is thrilled to …

A new privy for Adirondack Cove

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On the shore of Adirondack Cove in the Split Rock Wilderness, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum , KROKA Expeditions, Lake Champlain Waldorf School, and Basin Harbor have collaborated on a project that will help in creating a cleaner Lake Champlain. They teamed up to replace an existing, not so functional outhouse with a new and improved, environmentally sound composting toilet. Lake …

Rabble in Arms, August 17 & 18, 2019

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Join 18th century living historians this August to reenact events on Lake Champlain during the American Revolution. Explore a military camp, meet the crew of a Gunboat in Benedict Arnold’s fleet, and see cooking, military drill, and artillery demonstrations. Entry to this event is included with general museum admission. Saturday and Sunday, 10 am – 4 pm.

Spring Wave: Saturday May 18, 2019

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This past Saturday, high school groups from around New England gathered at the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum in Ferrisburgh, Vermont to compete in the annual Spring Wave rowing race. The Spring Wave brings more than 150 youth racers together to compete, encompassing 25 crews. Teams participating included North Haven, ME; Station Maine, ME; Sound School, CT; New York Harbor School, …

Vacation Archaeology Camp in Review

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During the local schools’ April vacation week, we facilitated an archaeology-themed camp to introduce this diverse science to local students.  Each day of the camp focused on a theme which is critical to the practice of archaeology.  The first day of our camp coincided with Earth Day, so the morning discussions centered around environmental problems in Lake Champlain as well …