Plattsburgh

Imagining the Common Soldier’s Experience in the Battle of Plattsburgh – Part 1

By Cherilyn Gilligan, Archaeologist In the fall of 2019, I had the opportunity to present research to the public at the annual Battle of Plattsburgh event at the Kent Delord House Museum in Plattsburgh, New York. Lake Champlain Maritime Museum was contracted by the City of Plattsburgh to help with an American Battlefield Protection Program …

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Captain’s Log, Part 1

At 10:00 a..m. on May 31st, the tug C. L. Churchill towed the replica Lake Champlain Canal schooner Lois McClure, with the outboard-powered, inflatable boat Oocher standing by, out of her narrow berth at Perkins Pier in Burlington harbor. We were getting underway for the schooner’s tenth voyage, a four-month trip carrying a cargo of history …

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1813: The Shipwright’s War and Other Stories

By Art Cohn Although we have been planning the next installment of 1812: Commemorating the War: Celebrating the Peace since before we returned from last years incredible voyage, the recent crossing from Burlington to Plattsburgh was an unexpected experience. The challenge of getting the three boats ready, creating the interpretive materials that connects the travel …

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Ice Cream Adventures

by Isaac Parker August 21, 2011 Shortly after arriving at Plattsburgh, a good portion of the crew left to go back to LCMM for the 18th Century Crafts and Trades event.  The rest of us prepared the boat for its weekend open to the public.  After dinner, Ship, Tom and I decided to go find …

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A Visit to Plattsburgh

by Sal Larsen August 20, 2011 We arrived in Plattsburgh on Thursday, August 18th, and tied up on the North side of town at the Wilcox Dock.  It is a fine landing, sandy with big shade trees and stretches of marshland coming all the way down to the shore.  A bit further south down the …

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