Charting a New Adventure: Expedition Champlain 2019

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By Charlie Beyer Last Saturday we waved goodbye to our teen overnight rowing trip, Expedition Champlain, as they left the docks here at the museum headed for the Canadian border. The nine participants and three staff spent the morning in a final rush (the morning before leaving is always hectic, no matter how prepared you are) to pack everyone’s stuff …

2019 Otter Creek Challenge

2018 Otter Creek Challenge Rowing Race

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Saturday, November 3rd was a bone-chilling, yet heart-warming day for 142 youth rowers from Chittenden and Addison who participated in the “Otter Creek Challenge”, a three mile rowing race on Otter Creek. It was 40 degrees and pouring rain at race time but rowers were fired up to go. The course starts at the Vergennes Basin on Otter Creek just …

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Head of the Weir 2018

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The Rice Memorial High School rowing team traveled to Hull Massachusetts on October 20th to participate in the Head of the Weir”. The “Head of the Weir” is a 5.5 mile rowing race that starts in a tidal estuary and wanders into the open waters of Boston Harbor. Here are a few choice photos from the event.

Job Opening: Museum Retail Assistant

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FILLED Supervisor:  Store Manager Part-time seasonal Status: Temporary: mid-April to mid- October Position Summary: Seeking a bright, responsible and friendly retail clerk assistant for the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum. The store is open 7 days a week and we are looking for someone in the store who is available for a 3 day a week schedule (Friday-Sunday) from mid April to …

LCMM Represents Vermont At Snow Row

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Roz Wilcox, AmeriCorps Service Member, LCMM With a high of 15 degrees, it was going to be a cold one. But that’s what everybody had come out for. When we first arrived on the scene, it was still blowing a gale. ‘Are we crazy?’ was a question in everyone’s mind, but the forecast told us the wind would die down …

Rowing in the Icebreaker

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Lake Champlain Maritime Museum’s Champlain Longboats Program traveled to the Northeast Regional Youth Open-Water Championships in Boston Harbor this weekend. Over 90 students from Vergennes Middle and High School, Champlain Valley Union High School, Burlington High School, and South Burlington High School traveled to compete in this annual gathering of over 200 youth rowers from around the Northeast. The weather …

LCMM Rowers at World Championships

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Eleven rowers and two coxswains representing the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum (LCMM) recently competed in the world championship regatta for St. Ayle’s skiffs (“Skiffie Worlds”)  at Strangford Lough, Northern Ireland. The LCMM team competed with 41 other clubs totaling over 800 participants from Scotland, Northern Ireland, Great Britain, Netherlands, Canada, and Australia. The regatta, sanctioned by the Scottish Coastal Rowing …

LCMM Launches Rowing Program in Champlain, NY

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The Village of Champlain, New York, in partnership with Lake Champlain Maritime Museum (LCMM) is launching a rowing program for youth and adults on the Great Chazy River and Lake Champlain. Janet McFetridge, a retired school teacher and current trustee in Champlain, New York, has spearheaded the effort with the help of volunteers Aaron Merrill and Bill Wrye together with …

Educator Jim Doolan to be Honored at Maritime Museum Boat Launch

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On Thursday May 21, 2015, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum will launch its newest Champlain Longboat, “Jimmy D.” The 32’ pilot gig is named after Jim Doolan who 40 years ago founded the Diversified Occupations Program (D. O.), a public special education program based at the Hannaford Career Center in Middlebury, Vermont. “Doolan has been involved in the building of fourteen …