The Perils of Sleeping on Deck


Fort Plain was when I first discovered the joy of sleeping on deck, and I continued my sleeping habits in Ilion.  The plus side of staying on deck is that it is actually cool enough to sleep in a sleeping bag, while the downside comes in the form of mosquitoes and trains.  In the end, I got used to watching the dome of light appear across the canal from Ilion Marina and RV Park in the night just before the train lights blinked by between the trees, and then the roar of it going on after the light had vanished into the trees again.

Mosquito nets and computers make for some interesting imagery

The gathering for wireless access. (photo: Kathleen Carney)

Weather and mosquitoes were a lot tougher to get used to.  The attempt to get mosquito-less wireless access led to some rather interesting photos.

In the morning, as I was taking advantage of the laundry service offered by the marina, I looked out and saw that our run of great weather had seemingly come to a very wet end – it was pouring!  Thankfully it cleared up for our public hours, but at about 1 in the morning, it began to rain again, necessitating a rather quick move to the hold to stay dry.  Thankfully the weather cleared off, and I’ve got high hopes for being back on deck tonight!

Blake Grindon
Blake is a conservation lab intern at LCMM.  She will be a senior at Bard College this fall, where she is studying Colonial American history.

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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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One Response to The Perils of Sleeping on Deck

  1. desprin says:

    Great photo Kahtleen! Looks like science fiction!

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