The Clinton County Historical Association has announced “Sunday on Valcour Island,” an event featuring tours of the historic Bluff Point Lighthouse on Lake Champlain with additional historic island farm tours, set for Sunday, July 11th.
The boat, that holds 4-5 people per trip, will begin shuttling from the Peru Dock at 9:30 am with trips to the island every 20 minutes. The Lighthouse will close at 2:30 pm and all visitors to the Island must return by 3 pm. At 10:30 am and 1 pm Roger Harwood will host a short tour of the historic Harney farm location.
Visitors to the Lighthouse will view displays depicting the history of Lake Champlain Lighthouses, Lake Champlain’s Military History, the 20th Century Camps on Valcour Island and the Life of a Lighthouse Keeper. Visitors may climb to the Lantern Room to see the functioning light and the outstanding view it offers.
Pre-Registration, payment and scheduling departure times must be done by July 7th to guarantee a spot on the boat. Tours will cost $30 per person, the fee will include a trail guide and George Clifford’s book on Lake Champlain Lighthouses.
For more information and to register your spot, call the Clinton County Historical Association at (518) 561-0340. More information about the Lighthouse can on the Museum’s website.
Photo of Bluff Point Lighthouse courtesy Wikimedia user Mwanner.