Exploring in Schuylerville

July 28

The first leg of the trip through the Champlain Canal has been particularly special for me.  Not only are we traversing familiar ground in our “home” canal and seeing old acquaintances and friends, but my daughter, Emily, has been able to travel with us.  I cherish our time together and being able to share the things I love such as the great communities along the canal and the joy of being on the water.

In addition to our duties aboard, all the crew finds some time for exploration while in port.  Today, Emily and I walked to the Schuyler House, a National Park Service site that’s part of the Saratoga park.

Emily in front of the Schulyer House

Emily in front of the Schulyer House

This magnificent country house was hastily erected in late fall of 1777 after retreating British forces under General John Burgoyne burned Schuyler’s more elaborate and palatial estate.  We had a thoroughly enjoyable tour with Park Ranger Danielle, who showed us all of the incredibly well maintained rooms.  I look forward to returning to the Revolution when I go back to LCMM for our Rabble In Arms reenactment.

Erick Tichonuk
First Mate

About Lake Champlain Maritime Museum

The Lake Champlain Maritime Museum is a private non-profit museum located on the shores of Lake Champlain, just seven miles from Vergennes, Vermont. Our mission since our opening in 1985 is to share the rich history and archaeology of Lake Champlain and its surrounding region. We accomplish that through exhibits, education programs, special events, on-water activities, replica vessels, nautical archaeology research, and so much more. Learn more & get involved by visiting our website: www.lcmm.org.
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