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A trip aboard the Empire Sandy


by Isaac Parker As the Lois McClure travels the interconnected waterways of the northeast, it is not very often that the crew encounters a sailing vessel of significantly greater size. However, as we slowly labored against the swift current just … Continue reading

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Captain’s Log, Part 2


by Roger Taylor Kathleen and I rejoined the Lois McClure on June 18th at St. Albans just in time to get underway for Rouses Point. It was blowing a strong breeze out of the South, and, by the time we … 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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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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A Final Reflection of the 2011 Farm, Forest and Fishery Tour


by Art Cohn The now familiar post-tour transition to winter is almost complete. The Lois returned to her winter berth at King Street and the Churchill is back at her long familiar winter quarters at the Shelburne Shipyard. We are … Continue reading

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THE RETIRED CAPTAIN’S LOG


by Roger Taylor Captain Erick Tichonuk was kind enough to invite my wife, Kathleen, and me, two retired crew members of the Lois McClure, to join the vessel as volunteers for the last trip of the season, from North Harbor … Continue reading

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