Monthly Archives: August 2010

A glimpse behind the scenes


by Tom Larsen Planning a tour of the Lois McClure is tough work.  There are a lot of moving parts and many things to keep in mind all the time.  Contacting the communities that host us is one of the … Continue reading

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A volunteer deckhand’s first sail


by Doug Riley I hit the lottery last Thursday.  Not the one that pays cash, but the one that pays in amazing experiences.  I got to help sail the Lois McClure, not as a canal boat, but as a sailing … Continue reading

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Notes from the Captain’s Log: Part Two


On July 31st, the Lois McClure entered the Erie Canal at its eastern terminus at Waterford. Each day, before we get underway, we remind ourselves that: a) our big objective is Safety, and that: b) the key to Safety is … Continue reading

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A reflection on “Canallers”


by Doug Riley When the last visitor of the day has gone ashore, when the schooner is snugged down for the night and the supper dishes washed and put away, there is time for the crew to relax and read.  … Continue reading

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Baldwinsville


By Art Cohn, Executive Director In 2007 we had spent a night in Baldwinsville and hoped we would someday return to the Erie Canal and have an opportunity to open to the public here. The architecture of the town highlights the historic … Continue reading

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Community Connections: Baldwinsville


by Kathleen Carney, Commissary On the 2007 Erie Canal Journey, we were befriended along the way by Gus, a gregarious gentleman from Baldwinsville, who met us at various locks along the way to give us outrageous baked goodies sent by … Continue reading

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Notes from the Admin


As you know, this blog format is a new thing for us at the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, as we have moved from our old format of Ship’s Logs.  Some of the writers really enjoy it, others are still dubious; but … Continue reading

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