Monthly Archives: January 2011

Monster Iron Artifacts


by Paul Gates In addition to preserving small artifacts such as grapeshot rounds, nails, and tools, the archaeologists at the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum’s Conservation Lab also work on much larger objects. Anchors, cannons, and mechanical parts constitute this group … Continue reading

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Notes from the Boatshop: Gig building and repair


by Nick Patch Eight students from the Diversified Occupations (D.O.) program at the Hannaford Career Center in Middlebury, Vermont are coming to the LCMM boat shop four days a week through May to build a 32’ pilot gig.  They are … Continue reading

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Winter Coverings


by Tom Larsen Every winter the time comes when the snow falls and the boats must be buttoned up for the winter.  Each boat has its own particularities for covering – some only need a quick wrapping with a tarp … Continue reading

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