Category Archives: General

Return to Schuylerville


by Tom Larsen This is our 6th year through the Champlain Canal. It is a part of the Lois‘s history now, and we have created some fantastic connections along its length. Schuylerville is just one example of this. Each year … 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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Get Lost, Asian Clams!


By Sarah L. Tichonuk Last week, divers from the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum again made the trek to beautiful Lake George to assist the FUND for Lake George in their Asian Clam eradication project with funding from the Lake Champlain … Continue reading

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Vermont Needs Your Help After Irene


By Adam Kane, Archaeological Director Want a chance to do the most rewarding work of your life?  Don’t hesitate; the time is now in Vermont. I spent Thursday helping folks in Richmond, Vermont muck-out, throw-out, and clean-up from flood damage.  … Continue reading

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Burping Benthic Barriers


By Sarah L. Tichonuk “Dare I ask what is a benthic barrier, and why does it need burping?” I questioned LCMM archaeological director Adam Kane when he inquired about my schedule last week. Turns out that the bivalve mollusk known commonly … Continue reading

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The 417 Boy Scouts of Three Rivers District


417 Boy Scouts from Vermont’s Three Rivers District took over the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum this past Saturday for a full day of fun, learning, and hands-on activities. These young men are from Chittenden, Franklin, Grand isle, and Western Lamoille counties … Continue reading

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Then and Now: Tom Larsen


Tom came to the museum as a volunteer at the tender age of 13. Despite starting with the mind numbing task of painting trim, he stuck with it and managed to get time in the blacksmith shop, as well as … Continue reading

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Keeping Things Hot in the Dead of Winter


by Erick Tichonuk If I had a dollar for every person who says to me, “So, with the museum closed for the winter it must be pretty slow down there,” our economic worries would be fewer.  I need to correct … Continue reading

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A Look Inside a Whaling Ship


360 degree view inside the hold of the Charles Morgan at Mystic Seaport. A very neat visual tour with narration by Quentin Snediker, director of the shipyard at Mystic Seaport.  The Morgan restoration alone is worth the visit to Mystic … 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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