Monthly Archives: July 2012

Chambly


by Art Cohn Chambly is a historical power spot and after our tow by horse and Churchill, we tied Lois up in the Basin just above locks 3-2-1 as we had in 2008. We happily plugged into power that Parcs … Continue reading

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Historic Horsepower on the Chambly Canal


The Chambly Canal, like most 19th century canals, were designed with a “towpath”, a trail that paralleled the canal and permitted horse and mule teams to slowly pull canal boats to the other end of the canal. The Chambly Canal … Continue reading

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St Jean


by Art Cohn The Bicentennial tour, 1812: Commemorating the War: Celebrating the Peace continued north from Isle aux Noix to Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu. Saint Jean is a community whose strategic location at the northern end of Lake Champlain-Richelieu River navigation corridor has … Continue reading

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Cora Archambault: 1904-2012


A wonderful Friend has passed While we were traveling north through the Richelieu River valley, word arrived that Cora, a very special friend to all who have an interest in canal life, had passed. Cora was in her 108th year … Continue reading

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Across the Border


by Rosemary Zamore Wednesday, June 20 I arrived at Gaines Marina in Rouses Point amidst the process of taking the rig of the schooner down.  It was quite an ordeal, laying the masts on the deck and then hoisting them … Continue reading

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Rouses Point


by Isaac Parker The sounds of church bells from the nearby St. Patrick’s Church announced the arrival of the Lois McClure to Rouses Point. After a long day battling the waves and wind of northern Lake Champlain, the Lois had … Continue reading

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St Albans


by Art Cohn Returning to St. Albans Bay is always like returning home. I lived in Fairfield, just east of St. Albans, for 25-years and still own land on French Hill in St. Albans town. I began my career as … Continue reading

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