Blog | Lake Champlain Maritime Museum

New Exhibit on the Burlington Waterfront

Posted by Eloise Beil on Jun 12, 2015 12:18:00 PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Eloise Beil, Director of Collections and Exhibits
802-475-2022, x107; eloiseb@lcmm.org

Burlington, VT – Starting June 20, the Burlington Waterfront will feature a special attraction: Lake Champlain Maritime Museum’s new interpretive exhibit, Maritime Burlington! In a festive “big top tent” setting on Perkins Pier at the foot of Maple Street, the exhibit serves as a porthole to history for visitors and area residents, and a discovery resource for LCMM’s new Lake Adventure Camps

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Topics: General, LCMM, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, Exhibits

Lake Champlain Maritime Museum Opens For Season May 23

Posted by Eloise Beil on May 21, 2015 11:36:00 AM

Lake Champlain Maritime Museum (LCMM) opens for the season on Saturday May 23, 2015 offering Addison County residents, students with college ID, and veterans, as well as active and reserve military personnel free admission over the entire Memorial Day Weekend.  “Memorial Day, which was created to honor people who gave their lives while serving in the nation’s armed forces, has special meaning for the Maritime Museum,” says Executive Director Mike Smiles. “Lives were lost to create and defend our country in these local waters during the American Revolution and the War of 1812.” LCMM’s exhibit Key to Liberty and replica 1776 gunboat allow visitors to step back in time to the nation’s founding. Detailed ship models of War of 1812 vessels are featured in LCMM’s new exhibit History in Miniature: The Models and Dioramas of Bill Kissam. For more than 25 years, Kissam, a resident of Westport, NY, has created detailed and accurate scale models and dioramas for museums in the region, including ships from the War of 1812, Lake Champlain steamboats, iron mines, and historic gardens. The exhibit brings together models made for LCMM and private collections. A checklist accompanying the exhibit will guide the visitor to other regional museums where Kissam’s work can be seen.

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Topics: General, Special Events, LCMM, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, camps, Revolutionary War, Memorial Day

Educator Jim Doolan to be Honored at Maritime Museum Boat Launch

Posted by Nick Patch on May 18, 2015 4:03:00 PM

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Topics: Champlain Longboats, Rowing

Winter Care for a Replica 1776 Gunboat

Posted by Kris Jarrett on Apr 7, 2015 3:11:09 PM

 

Philadelphia II at her winter berth in Basin Harbor. 

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Topics: Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, Revolutionary War

Youth and Adult Rowing Teams from LCMM Travel to Win at MA Event

Posted by Lisa Percival on Mar 25, 2015 4:42:00 PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For information contact: Nick Patch, Outdoor Education Director
nickp@lcmm.org 802 475-2022 ext. 120
Click images to download high-res photos.

Burlington High School's rowing team competes in Hull, MA for the annual "Snow Row". (Click image for high-resolution download.)

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Topics: Champlain Longboats, Rowing, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum

Rowing Teams Ready for “Snow Row” - and for Spring!

Posted by Lisa Percival on Mar 19, 2015 10:38:12 AM

Longboats at the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum are ready to be trailered to Hull, MA for the annual Snow Row at the Hull LIfesaving Museum.

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Topics: Champlain Longboats, Rowing, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum

Adventure Camps Debut at Burlington and Vergennes

Posted by Erick Tichonuk on Feb 17, 2015 12:24:33 PM

Adventure Camps Debut at Burlington and Vergennes with Lake Champlain Maritime Museum and Burlington Parks, Recreation & Waterfront

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

For information contact:
Erick Tichonuk, Program Director
erickt@lcmm.org 802 475-2022 ext. 120
Click images to download high-res photos.

 

Thirty Years of Experience – New Adventures!

Lake Champlain Maritime Museum (LCMM) announces the launch an exciting new series of adventure education programs on the Burlington waterfront, in partnership with Burlington Parks, Recreation & Waterfront. These week-long day camps, offered in June, July and August, will provide students ages 4 to 16 years old with unique summer adventures that combine regional history, traditional maritime skills, native and colonial life, nautical research, lake ecology, music, and shipwreck discovery. “LCMM’s Lake Adventure Camps will engage students with the Museum’s fleet of replica vessels, ecological and nautical archaeology expertise,” said Executive Director Mike Smiles. “These on-water and underwater discovery experiences go deeper than amusement, they are designed to inspire a new generation of adventure historians, scientists, and stewards of Lake Champlain.” Registration is now open, online at www.lcmm.org. LCMM looks forward to sharing their enthusiasm and excitement for Lake Champlain learning adventures!

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Notes from a Rower - Icebreaker Race

Posted by Eva Kammen on Jan 7, 2015 10:20:14 AM

Rudderless Rowers Triumph

The competition knows we are in the lead and they are worried. Our backs to the buoy we row long and hard. Bill, our coxswain, looks behind at the other rowers hot on our heels. I know that look, the look that means we're coming to the corner.

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Topics: Champlain Longboats, Rowing

Lake Champlain Maritime Museum Names New Executive Director

Posted by Eloise Beil on Dec 10, 2014 10:00:00 AM

Growing to Serve More Audiences, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum Names New Executive Director

The Board of Directors of Lake Champlain Maritime Museum (LCMM) is pleased to announce the appointment of J. Michael “Mike” Smiles as our new Executive Director. Mike assumes the role from Erick Tichonuk, who is stepping down from the position. He begins the leadership role on January 5, 2015.

"Mike brings a breadth of experience that will broaden the Museum’s impact in reaching and serving diverse audiences through our collection of historic replica vessels, innovative education programs, hands-on rowing programs, publications, research, and permanent and traveling exhibits," said Board Chair Bob Beach. "We’re delighted to have him join our team of highly dedicated staff, committed volunteers, and engaged members and donors as we begin our 30th year of operation."

 

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Topics: LCMM, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum

Rowing without a Rudder

Posted by Elaine Beaudin on Nov 17, 2014 2:27:45 PM

Rudderless Rowers Triumph

The competition knows we are in the lead and they are worried. Our backs to the buoy we row long and hard. Bill, our coxswain, looks behind at the other rowers hot on our heels. I know that look, the look that means we're coming to the corner.

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Topics: Champlain Longboats, Rowing

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