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Historic schooner replica Lois McClure heads in to drylock

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Posted on August 31, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



Lois McClure schooner side file photo.jpg
THE LOIS MCCLURE, the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum of Ferrisburgh’s historic replica schooner, sails across the lake in a file photo (above). Last week, the ship (below) departs on a trip to Waterford, N.Y., for haul-out and hull maintenance. Volunteer Leo Straight in the foreground adjusts lines to the tugboat C.L. Churchill.

FERRISBURGH — On Aug. 24, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum’s schooner Lois McClure left her home port on a very important mission — getting ship-shape in anticipation of her 12th year of operation.

Her destination was the New York State Canal Corporation shipyard at Waterford, N.Y., where a team of shipwrights working with David Short of North Atlantic Shipbuilding and Repair, of West Montville, Maine, will replace any worn, damaged or rotted planking and timbers and recaulk seams.

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