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A Final Reflection of the 2011 Farm, Forest and Fishery Tour

by Art Cohn The now familiar post-tour transition to winter is almost complete. The Lois returned to her winter berth at King Street and the Churchill is back at her long familiar winter quarters at the Shelburne Shipyard. We are developing a list of maintenance chores for these two hard-working wooden boats and hoping that …

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THE RETIRED CAPTAIN’S LOG

by Roger Taylor Captain Erick Tichonuk was kind enough to invite my wife, Kathleen, and me, two retired crew members of the Lois McClure, to join the vessel as volunteers for the last trip of the season, from North Harbor to Crown Point, and back to Burlington. We accepted really fast. The short voyage was …

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It Doesn’t Get Better Than This

by Erick Tichonuk August 16, 2011 We’ve always had a fantastic reception in St. Albans Bay.  Several of the crew, including myself, have roots in Franklin County so it’s like going home.  This was our fourth visit and I sometimes wonder if communities grow tired of seeing the schooner but as in the past, the …

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The 417 Boy Scouts of Three Rivers District

417 Boy Scouts from Vermont’s Three Rivers District took over the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum this past Saturday for a full day of fun, learning, and hands-on activities. These young men are from Chittenden, Franklin, Grand isle, and Western Lamoille counties in Vermont, and they had their Spring Camporee at Button Bay State Park, and with …

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Mount Abe High School’s visit to LCMM’s Conservation Lab

by Paul Gates On April 11, students from Mount Abraham Union High School visited the Conservation Lab, eager to learn about the wonders of preservation. As part of our mission here at LCMM we strive to educate the public about the importance of protecting our invaluable cultural resources. Lake Champlain is a non-salt water environment …

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Homecoming

By Art Cohn When last we left you, the crew of Lois McClure was steaming home, anxious to return to our families.  We were finally back on beautiful Lake Champlain, through the narrows of the South Lake, dropping anchor at Fort Ticonderoga before the final leg that would bring us back to the museum’s North …

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