Lake Champlain Maritime Museum travels to Hull, MA for the Head of the Weir

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By Nick Patch, Champlain Longboats Director This past weekend, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum’s Champlain Longboats program travelled to Hull, Massachusetts to row in The Head of the Weir, a 5.5 mile rowing race sponsored by the Hull Lifesaving Museum. Eight of our crews and boats made the trek south on Friday afternoon. Vergennes High School came with three six-oar crews, …

A St. Ayles Skiff from Vinalhaven

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By Ben Mayock Last Tuesday, very early in the morning, I set out on a mission to Vinalhaven, Maine. Usually when I head to Vinalhaven it is for the express purpose of enjoying the inescapable magic of Penobscot Bay on vacation with good friends, but this time I had a different mandate: go to Vinalhaven to pick up the Lake …

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LCMM Rowing Team Competes at Belfast Regatta

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By Ben Mayock This past Saturday, August 17th, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum’s rowing team traveled to Maine to compete in the 19th Annual Come Boating! Regatta in Belfast Harbor. The morning was cool and overcast (perfect for rowing!) as we took a warm-up lap around the harbor. All of the turning marks were visible and the wind was light and …

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Community Row to Kingsland Bay

Lisa Percival Community Rowing

Members of the community rowing club rowed to Kingsland Bay on Sunday, Aug 19. With sunny skies, they left North Harbor in the morning to row leisurely north, pausing for scenery breaks and chatting all the way. Once at Kingsland Bay, some rowers went for a swim, others napped, and everyone shared a sumptuous pot luck picnic. On the return …

Blackburn Race 2018

Lisa Percival Champlain Longboats

On Saturday, July 21st, the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum’s Community Rowing program entered in the lengthy and notorious race, The Blackburn Challenge for the first time. Held yearly in Gloucester, MA, this 20-plus mile race circumnavigates Cape Ann. Rowers Mike Crane, Lisa Percival, Gretchen Richer, Tim Cowan, Andrew Rainville, and Mary Hennessy attended regular LCMM Community Rowing practices and were ably …