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Captain Jahaziel Sherman, Steamboat Pioneer, Visits Vergennes

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When: Sunday, November 11, 2018, 3-5pm Where: Vergennes Opera House – 120 Main St, Vergennes, VT Light refreshments. Free and open to the public. Speaker: at 4pm, Kevin Crisman, Ph. D., Director of the Center for Maritime Archaeology and Conservation at Texas A & M University, will share stories of Jahaziel’s adventurous life and recent archaeological discoveries of Sherman’s early …

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 …

Skill-Builds Galore

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Since January, about two dozen adventurous students from three local high schools – Vergennes, Middlebury, and Mt. Abraham – have set aside time in their schedules to come out to the Maritime Museum where they navigated through the snow and into our shops to take part in several different Skill-Build and boat-building projects. “Skill-Builds” are intensive, apprenticeship-style courses that the …

2017 Legacy Tour: Waterways & Trees: Stewarding Their Interconnected Relationship

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The schooner Lois McClure’s 2017 voyage celebrated the huge undertaking that began on July 4, 1817 in Rome, NY, when ground was broken for the construction of the Erie Canal. Although it was sarcastically referred to as “Clinton’s Big Ditch” by skeptics in the early years of the project, the canal became an engineering marvel of its day. By its opening in …

Ship’s Log: Schooner Lois McClure, Seneca Falls & Clyde, NY

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Alexandra (Sandra) Murphy Mist rises from the Seneca River as the canal schooner Lois McClure pushes away from the dock at Seneca Falls, NY. Ship’s captain and Lake Champlain Maritime Museum co-director Erick Tichonuk turns her north toward Lock 3 of the Cayuga-Seneca Canal, just around the bend. Tied alongside, the tugboat C.L. Churchill nudges the Lois McClure on her way, captained by the museum’s co-founder, …

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Historic Abenaki Clothing and Accessories on View at Lake Champlain Maritime Museum Through October 13, 2016

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  The special exhibit “Wearing Our Heritage” offers rare opportunity to see clothing worn by Abenaki men and women of earlier generations. Abenaki scholar and activist Frederick M. Wiseman has gathered original garments and accessories to assemble representative outfits like those worn by Abenaki men and women before 1850 as well as outfits for a man and a woman during …

Orwell Glass at Lake Champlain Maritime Museum

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Each July something very exciting happens at LCMM – the glassblowers arrive! From the beginning of July to the end of August, the fine folks at Orwell Glass set up shop on our campus in order to teach glassblowing to our visitors. For a small fee, anyone can learn to make ornaments & suncatchers that they can keep themselves! More …