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 …

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A Week on the Water: Fall Rowing Has Begun!

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By Nick Patch, Champlain Longboats Director The week of September 9 was a week to remember for Lake Champlain Maritime Museum rowing programs.  On Wednesday we hosted 95 Otter Valley Union Middle School students at the museum’s North Harbor for a team-building day and on Friday we hosted Colchester Middle School in Burlington with another 90+ rowers. All of these students spent …

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 …

Campers Explore the 18th Century

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Eight summer campers recently took a step back in time and spent a week in the 18th century; learning first-hand what life was like in the Champlain Valley for a soldier or sailor of the revolution. Over four days of camp and one overnight the crew immersed themselves in history, learning and experiencing the skills, crafts, and lives of those …

From Tree to Stick: A New Mast for Lois

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Wood is a deceptively challenging medium to work with: easy enough for a first-time builder to work with, yet with a learning curve so steep and so broad that no carpenter could ever seriously claim to know absolutely everything about it. And while the tools have improved and techniques debated and refined, the basic principles and traditions behind woodworking have remained unchanged for millennia.

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 …