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Historic spotlight falls on steamboat pioneer

Posted on November 8, 2018 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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When you look at a painted portrait, say for example the Mona Lisa, what comes across your mind? Do you admire the painting for it’s artistic mastery? Or do you find yourself staring at her face, wondering who was this woman and what was life like at that time?

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Maritime Museum hires new marketing director

Posted on August 24, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



FERRISBURGH — Lake Champlain Maritime Museum & Research Institute in Ferrisburgh announced that Gregg Banse will be joining the team as Director of Marketing and Business Development. He will be responsible for designing and implementing a comprehensive strategy to support the growth of new educational initiatives and the museum as a whole.

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Maritime Museum seeks to raise historic Revolutionary War gunboat than sunk in 1776

Posted on July 13, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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VERGENNES — Twenty years after researchers found the Revolutionary War gunboat Spitfire in its watery grave, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum officials are recommending that it be raised, conserved and perpetually exhibited as a cultural treasure offering a direct link to the birth of the United States.

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Abenaki artists to present their heritage at Maritime Museum this weekend

Posted on June 22, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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What does it mean to be an Abenaki in today’s world? What does it mean to be an Indigenous artist? Native identity finds expression in different ways with each generation. A new exhibit at the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum (LCMM), Alnôbak: Wearing Our Heritage, presents wearable art, such as garments, regalia and accessories, by contemporary Abenaki artists, together with photographs and prints that reflect previous generations.

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Maritime Museum to use $600,000 gift for education fund

Posted on June 1, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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FERRISBURGH — Lake Champlain Maritime Museum & Research Institute (LCMM) was recently awarded a substantial gift from the Hoehl Family Foundation. With a $600,000 gift, LCMM has created the Robert & Cynthia Hoehl Memorial Education for All Fund.

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Historic schooner replica Lois McClure heads in to drylock

Posted on August 31, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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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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Maritime museum names new director

Posted on December 17, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — The board of directors of Lake Champlain Maritime Museum (LCMM) announces the appointment of J. Michael “Mike” Smiles as the museum’s new executive director. Smiles assumes the role from Erick Tichonuk, who is stepping down from the position. He begins the leadership role on Jan. 5.

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Lake Champlain Maritime Museum director steps down; search begins

Posted on September 29, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



FERRISBURGH — Lake Champlain Maritime Museum (LCMM), which has grown dramatically during 30 years of operation, is entering into a new phase of evolution and growth. Erick Tichonuk has made the decision to step down as executive director, and therefore the board of directors of the museum has launched a national search for a new executive director.

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Rowers stroke in Boston, Lake Champlain

Posted on July 28, 2014 |
By Mary Langworthy



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FERRISBURGH — On the third weekend of July, members of the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum’s Rowing for Racing group of Community Rowers traveled to Boston for two days of whaleboat races in celebration of the Charles W. Morgan, the last wooden whaleship in the world.

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LCMM schooner to breathe life into Battle of Plattsburgh

Posted on May 26, 2014 |
By John Flowers



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FERRISBURGH — When the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum launched the replica canal schooner Lois McClure back in 2004, then-LCMM Director Art Cohn anticipated the majestic vessel might complete a single, triumphant sailing tour and then serve as a very important exhibit on how maritime commerce was conducted in the region during the mid- to late 1800s.

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