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Ship’s Log: How to get Lois McClure out of the water

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By Elisa Nelson, Schooner Tour and Volunteer Coordinator On the calm morning of September 3, the crew of the Lois McClure took a short trip to Shelburne Shipyard for our Coast Guard-required haul-out and hull inspection. This meant, of course, that Lois had to come out of the water, so we had an exciting (but actually quite slow) morning maneuvering …

From Tree to Stick: A New Mast for Lois

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Wood is a deceptively challenging medium to work with: easy enough for a first-time builder to work with, yet with a learning curve so steep and so broad that no carpenter could ever seriously claim to know absolutely everything about it. And while the tools have improved and techniques debated and refined, the basic principles and traditions behind woodworking have remained unchanged for millennia.

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From Lyons to Fairport, NY!

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Crewman Connor doshan reports they had a few long days of transit before arriving in Fairport, NY. They switched the tug to the starboard side of the Lois (had been on the Port or left side) before beginning our journey so we could easily dock on the left side of the canal in Fairport. They traveled through five locks on …

Lois McClure in Amsterdam, NY

The Hottest Show in Town

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When you travel with the GlassBarge, you’re definitely traveling with the hottest show in town. The furnaces blast away at 2,100 degrees with molten glass, ready to be gathered on the end of a blowpipe and turned into amazing pieces of art. As you travel up the Erie Canal the glass blowers, also known as gaffers, are performing to sold …

Job Opening: Culinary Wizard, Schooner Crew

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FILLED Culinary Wizard – Schooner Crew Job Title: Culinary Wizard Schooner Crew Department: Schooner Lois McClure Supervisor: Erick Tichonuk, Tour Coordinator and Captain Full Time Seasonal Position Dates: May 7 – October 7, 2017 Position Summary The Culinary Wizard Schooner Crew position will serve aboard the Lois McClure, a full-scale replica of an 1862-class sailing canal boat, constructed in Burlington, …

Job Opening: Sales and Marketing, Schooner Crew

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Sales and Marketing Schooner Crew Do you like boats? Social media? Are you ready for a challenge? Then get ready to step aboard the Lois McClure and join the crew for this fantastic opportunity! Job Title: Sales and Marketing Schooner Crew Department: Schooner Lois McClure Supervisor: Erick Tichonuk, Tour Coordinator and Captain Full Time Seasonal Position Dates: May 7 – …

Job Opening: First Mate, Schooner Lois McClure

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FILLED Job Title: First Mate Department: Schooner Lois McClure Supervisor: Erick Tichonuk, Tour Coordinator and Captain Full Time Seasonal Position Dates: April 23 –October 7, 2018  Position Summary The First Mate position will serve aboard the Lois McClure, a full-scale replica of an 1862-class sailing canal boat, constructed in Burlington, Vermont.  For the past thirteen years, she has been an …

Ship’s Log: Schooner Lois McClure, End of the 2017 Legacy Tour

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Matt Harrison Winter is in the air in Vermont and New York and the 2017 Lois McClure Legacy tour has come to a successful conclusion!  The canal boat made 36 stops in communities all along the canals, connecting the public to the history of their local waterways. Thanks to all of our friends who followed along online! As many have noticed, our …

Ship’s Log: Schooner Lois McClure, Seneca Falls & Clyde, NY

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Alexandra (Sandra) Murphy Mist rises from the Seneca River as the canal schooner Lois McClure pushes away from the dock at Seneca Falls, NY. Ship’s captain and Lake Champlain Maritime Museum co-director Erick Tichonuk turns her north toward Lock 3 of the Cayuga-Seneca Canal, just around the bend. Tied alongside, the tugboat C.L. Churchill nudges the Lois McClure on her way, captained by the museum’s co-founder, …