Lake Champlain Maritime Museum has announced that they will remain free for all visitors for the 2022 season. The museum will be open from May 21st through October 16th with outside and indoor exhibits, summer camps and expeditions, historic replica boats, new public programs, and more. [Read more…] about Lake Champlain Maritime Museum to Reopen For Free May 21st
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In October 2023, after 20 years of service, the replica sailing canal schooner Lois McClure will be retired, the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum announced today. The original Lois McClure was built in 1862.
The replica was initiated in 2001 and launched in 2004 with the goal of better understanding the region’s unique nineteenth century sailing canal schooners, which allowed travel on the region’s narrow canals and sailing on open waters.
Since it’s launch the replica schooner toured the region bringing this history to local communities around Lake Champlain and connecting waterways. [Read more…] about Replica Canal Schooner Lois McClure Being Retired, Dismantled
The Arnold’s Bay site on Lake Champlain is where, in 1776, General Benedict Arnold burned the remaining vessels of the American fleet to prevent their capture by the British during the last engagement in the northern theatre at the end of the American Revolution’s 1776 campaign season.
Research goals for this project were to use remote sensing techniques underwater and on land to define site boundaries and locate battlefield features. During the 2021 season, Museum archaeologists started survey work onsite, worked in collaboration with Stockbridge-Munsee Community and Abenaki leaders, and partnered with a Advanced Metal Detecting for the Archaeologist group to lead a course in metal detecting on the terrestrial portion of the battlefield.
The Champlain Valley Suffrage Centennial 2021 Auto Tour events are set for July 31st, August 6th-7th, August 14th, August 21st. The tour commemorates and celebrates the passing of the 19th Amendment in 1920 and recognizes and demonstrates the many ways women fought for the right to vote prior to 1920. [Read more…] about Champlain Valley Suffrage Auto Tours Set
Lake Champlain Maritime Museum has launched a new exhibit: Women at the Helm, celebrating women leaders of the Champlain Valley from the 18th century to today. [Read more…] about Women at the Helm: The Maritime Museum’s New Digital Exhibit
The Lake Champlain Maritime Museum has unveiled a new logo, and announced their 2020 events schedule. This year the Museum is commemorating the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage by exploring female leaders in the Champlain Valley. [Read more…] about Champlain Maritime Museum 2020 Season Focused On Women
The Lake Champlain Basin Program is set to host Susan Evans McClure, Executive Director of the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, who will present “Our Best Endeavors: Temperance and Prohibition in the Champlain Valley” on Thursday, February 27th. [Read more…] about Temperance and Prohibition in the Champlain Valley
Arthur B. Cohn is set to present “What Lies Beneath: Stories from Seneca Lake” at Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site on Tuesday, September 24th at 6:30 pm.
The talk will focus on the first two seasons of the Seneca Lake survey and the significant shipwreck discoveries that will add to the understanding of the canal era when horses and mules walked the towpath. Cohn will also outline the history of the Seneca Lake region and, based on his four decades of Lake Champlain experience, the logical expectation that shipwrecks would be present. [Read more…] about Seneca Lake Shipwrecks Program Planned
The canal schooner Lois McClure, an 88′ full-scale replica based on shipwrecks of the mid-19th century discovered in Lake Champlain, takes to the water, starting this weekend.
In 2019, the Lois will celebrate the International Year of the Salmon, sharing the history, ecology, and conservation story of Atlantic salmon in the Champlain watershed. [Read more…] about Schooner Lois McClure Celebrating Champlain Salmon
This years Lake Champlain Maritime Festival has been set for July 26-29, at Waterfront Park in Burlington, VT.
The Festival is a four-day celebration of Lake Champlain, showcasing exhibits throughout sites on the Burlington Waterfront (Burlington Boathouse, Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center, Burlington’s Waterfront Park and more). [Read more…] about Lake Champlain Maritime Festival Set For July