Category Archives: Schooner Lois McClure

The Captain’s Log, Part 6


On September 7th, the morning after our arrival at Salaberry de Valleyfield, we awoke to a strong southwest breeze. We had intended to squeeze through a narrow bridge, with the tug towing ahead, since she wouldn’t fit through on the … Continue reading

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Video Blog 7: Diving in Chambly


Diving for zebra mussels in Chambly.

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Captain’s Blog, part 5


At Cape Vincent, at the upper end of the St. Lawrence River, on August 22nd, we converted the Lois McClure from a “standard canal boat,” one that has no propulsion of its own, to a sailing canal boat. With the … Continue reading

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Video Blog 6: Salaberry-de-Valleyfield


The Lois McClure docked in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, and saw over 1800 people!

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Video Blog 5: St Lawrence


The Lois McClure has begun her travels through the St Lawrence.

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Rigging in Cape Vincent


by Kent Strobel A common question posed by visitors upon stepping aboard the Lois McClure is “How does she sail in the canal?” This is a great opening for a discussion about different modes of transport and how economics often … Continue reading

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Captain’s Log, Part 4


When the tug C. L. Churchill moved the Lake Champlain canal schooner Lois McClure out into the outer harbor at Buffalo on August 6th, the scene couldn’t have been more of a contrast to that when the vessels entered on … Continue reading

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