Sylvan Beach


After docking Lois at the wall in Sylvan Beach, part of the crew decided to go exploring.  Peter, Tom, Molly and I headed to the park and beach.  After a long day of traveling, Peter was looking forward to a swim.  Arriving at the beach, we noticed that it wasn’t that deep until you got rather far out.  Rather than walk out, Peter decided to just lay down instead.  It was pretty funny to watch.

There was an event going on that night – Bikes at the Beach.

An Indian motorcycle at Sylvan Beach

An Indian motorcycle at Sylvan Beach (photo: Tom Larsen)

After Peter’s swimming escapades, we decided to take the long way back to the boat and check out the bikes.  They were all really neat.  There was an awesome light blue Indian, as well as some really cool airbrushed helmets.  That night I fell asleep on deck, listening to pop songs from the radio station that had a DJ setup on the park, in the middle of the bikes.  For my first new port on Lois, Sylvan Beach was both interesting and exciting.

Isaac Parker
A freshman at Mount Abraham Union High School, Isaac recently completed building his very own boat – a Teal design by Harold “Dynamite” Payson and Philip Bolger.  He joins the crew this year for the first time.

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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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