Captain’s Log, Part 8

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With the Oocher in an Albany repair shop to have her outboard motor’s carburetor overhauled, we headed north for Waterford on September 28th, again without her services. No matter. We were in tidal water, so that when we got underway from the floating dock at Rensselaer, we could just let the flood tide swing the schooner’s stern off the dock; …

Vergennes: 1812: Welcome Home

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by Art Cohn As we planned the 2012 -1812 interpretive program and refined the ambitious tour schedule designed to bring the causes of the War of 1812 and the first season’s story to communities around the region, we realized we had an opportunity to conclude the program with a “Welcome Home” event at Vergennes. Vergennes is one of our “homeport” …

Sailing, sailing

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by Tom Larsen Leaving Whitehall, we headed for Port Henry with the anticipation of re-rigging the Lois for her final few ports on the lake. The southern lake is a beautiful place to travel through, more river than lake, and we were graced with great weather to enjoy it in. Wildlife was everywhere – heron, osprey, even a few eagles! …

History Comes Alive in Essex

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by Tom Larsen August 24, 2011 We left Plattsburgh heading into a strong south wind, slowing our progress considerably.  Traveling with the Lois has given me a greater appreciation for the patience and pace of the 1800s.  Thankfully, we are able to stick to our schedule with the help of the C.L. Churchill.  Essex appeared after a few hours of …