archeological fieldwork

Imagining the Common Soldier’s Experience in the Battle of Plattsburgh – Part 2

By Cherilyn Gilligan, Archaeologist In the fall of 2019, I gave a presentation on my research into the common soldier’s experience during the Battle of Plattsburgh as part of the annual Battle of Plattsburgh event at the Kent Delord House Museum. I’ve converted that presentation into a two-part blog series, and this is the second …

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The Search for MacDonough’s Shipyard

In September of 1814 the American Naval Fleet on Lake Champlain, commanded by Commodore Thomas MacDonough fought and defeated the British Royal Navy at the Battle of Plattsburgh Bay.  This conflict included the largest sailing vessels to ever operate on the Lake.  But where were these massive American vessels built?  It is well known that …

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MRI in Fort Edward

by Alex Lehning Friends of the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum often tell us about their favorite part of our campus. Some visitors love to explore our numerous exhibits on maritime history while other guests enjoy checking out the work going on in the Conservation Lab, Boatshop, or the Blacksmith Arts Center. LCMM is also well-known …

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