Monthly Archives: December 2010

Return to Cold Spring on the Hudson


by Art Cohn In 2005 the Lois McClure embarked on her first extensive outreach tour to the Hudson River and New York City. It was all so new and exciting, passing through the narrows to Whitehall, transiting the Champlain Canal … Continue reading

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Diving for Turtles


by Adam Kane This fall I had the exciting experience of diving for spiny softshell turtles (Apalone spinifera) in Lake Champlain’s Missisquoi Bay.  No, not for eating, these turtles are a threatened species in Vermont.  We worked for McFarland Johnson, … Continue reading

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Lake Sailor in Ludlow


This past Wednesday, LCMM’s educators Rich Isenberg and Tom Larsen went to Ludlow Elementary School to present a Lake Sailor program.  This classroom program simulates canal boat shipping activities on Lake Champlain in the 19th century. Students are put in teams … Continue reading

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A Busman’s Holiday


by Tom Larsen While crewing aboard Lois McClure for her four-month Erie Canal tour, I heard about a wonderful opportunity.  While the boat was in Rochester at the World Canals Conference, I spoke to Wendy Marble, one of the tugboat captains … Continue reading

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Asian clam in Lake George


LCMM has just been awarded a grant from the Lake Champlain Basin Program to assist with the eradication of Asian clams in Lake George.  The project is a partnership between LCMM, Rensselear Polytechnic Institute’s Darrin Fresh Water Institute, and the FUND for … Continue reading

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