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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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Flood Update

The chronological timeline of blog posts is being interrupted to bring you this current update on the situation of the Lois McClure and her future plans… We had planned to visit Fort Edward, NY as part of our Farm, Forest and Fisheries tour; it’s a familiar place with great history and a community in which we …

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It Doesn’t Get Better Than This

by Erick Tichonuk August 16, 2011 We’ve always had a fantastic reception in St. Albans Bay.  Several of the crew, including myself, have roots in Franklin County so it’s like going home.  This was our fourth visit and I sometimes wonder if communities grow tired of seeing the schooner but as in the past, the …

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A Visit to Shelburne Shipyard

by Art Cohn August 6, 2011 We receive so much support from the community that we look for opportunities to acknowledge that assistance. Recently, while traveling the lake at the start of our Farm, Forest and Fishery Tour; Sailing for a Healthy Land and Lake, we had an opportunity to visit the Shelburne Shipyard  and …

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Is there an ECHO in here?

by Elisa Nelson August 2, 2011 On August 2nd we kicked off our Farms, Forests, and Fisheries tour, by opening the schooner to the public at a new venue for us, the ECHO Center. It was interesting to see the Burlington waterfront from this new perspective.  We have docked at Perkins Pier for seven years …

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My Date with Lois

by Larry Koolkin Although I’ve volunteered and worked with the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum for a while, including as an interpreter on the Lois McClure, I had the unique opportunity to be aboard her under sail.  It was the first cruise of the 2011 season, relocating from Burlington to Vergennes.  After a one day weather …

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An evening at Ticonderoga

July 23 We anchored off of Fort Ticonderoga at about 4:30.  It was pretty hot.  It’s my first time on the boat and so far it’s been really fun!  Emily and I thought that Ticonderoga was the perfect spot to go swimming. We were right.  A lot of us spent a good hour jumping off …

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Last-minute schooner preparations

Hello all, Welcome to the new blog of the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum! This replaces the emailed Ship’s Logs, stores everything in one spot, and best of all, allows YOU to comment!  We’d love to hear your thoughts – just click on “leave a reply.” You can still receive this information via email – simply …

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