Lake Adventure Camp Spotlight: Basic Boating Certification

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Basic Boating Certification is all about giving you the skills to handle the helm! This week-long course is an exciting sampler, featuring rowing, paddling, sailing, and handling small engines. Explore everything from leaving the dock to handling a worst-case scenario. You can even receive a VT Boater’s Card to certify your knowledge. Get out on the lake this summer! Grades: entering …

Job Opening: Museum Admissions Assistant

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Reports To: Store & Admissions ManagerEmployment Dates: May 1- November 1, 2019Status: Part Time, Temporary, 3 days per week Job Purpose LCMM seeks a bright, responsible and friendly admissions assistant. The successful candidate will be knowledgeable or willing to learn Lake Champlain history and will be able to convey their knowledge and enthusiasm to visitors of all ages, walks of …

Job Opening: Museum Operations Assistant

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Reports To: Museum Operations ManagerEmployment Dates: May 1- November 1, 2019, 36 hours per weekStatus: Part Time, Temporary, Non-Exempt Job Purpose The Museum Operations Assistant will work with the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum team to ensure the safe, efficient, high quality operation of our Basin Harbor campus. This position will share the responsibilities of daily site management, interpretation and engagement …

Job Opening: Bookkeeping Assistant

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Reports To: Financial Business ManagerEmployment Dates: May 1- October 1, 2019, 1 day per weekStatus: Part Time, Temporary, Non-Exempt Job Purpose The Lake Champlain Maritime Museum seeks a seasonal Bookkeeping Assistant one day per week (M-F, day negotiable and flexible) to assist the finance office bookkeeping tasks. Duties and Responsibilities Accounts Payable Accounts Receivable Credit Card reconciliations Obtaining proper documentation …

Winter Adventure Camp, 2019

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Five campers recently spent five days on and around our Basin Harbor campus and in The Roost, a early 20th century summer camp cabin from Camp Marbury. The Roost has now been incorporated into LCMM’s campus and is where we can make a nice cozy fire to enjoy our lunch, hot chocolate, s’mores, and even sugar on snow (a traditional …

Image of two of Jahaziel's steamboats

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 …