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 …

Notes from a Rower – Icebreaker Race

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Rudderless Rowers Triumph The competition knows we are in the lead and they are worried. Our backs to the buoy we row long and hard. Bill, our coxswain, looks behind at the other rowers hot on our heels. I know that look, the look that means we’re coming to the corner. Bill says, “Starboard: flip and push, Port: power strokes!” …

Lake Champlain Rowing Boat to Join US Navy Fleet

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Last month, a boat built by Lake Champlain high school students was the latest vessel to join the U.S. Navy fleet. Lake Champlain Maritime Museum delivered the Lake Champlain boat to the U.S. Navy crew of the USS Constitution on October 25, 2014 (at the 2014 Head of the Weir River Race), making it the newest vessel in the Navy’s …

Youth Rowing Races at Button Bay – Lake Champlain

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James Wakefield Rescue Row On Saturday October 11, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum’s Champlain Longboats Program held its fall youth rowing race, the James Wakefield Rescue Row at Button Bay State Park. The race is named after James Wakefield who rowed out to the Burlington Breakwater through a fierce winter gale in December 1876 to rescue the passengers and crew of …

Girls Only!

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This summer, six Vergennes Middle School Girls teamed up with Vermont Teacher of the Year Jen Lawson and LCMM Champlain Longboats trip leader Jessica Frank on a four-day outdoor rowing adventure on Lake Champlain. They started in pilot gigs (six- and eight-oared boats built by high school students in our Champlain Longboats program) below the site of the Crown Point …