Lake Champlain Maritime Museum’s Canal Schooner
Thursday August 14, 10am–5pm at the Newburgh Riverfront Marina
The schooner Lois McClure will be at the Newburgh Riverfront Marina this Thursday, 14 August from 10am-5pm. Admission is free. A full-scale replica of an 1862-class sailing canal boat, Lois McClure is on tour this year commemorating the 200th anniversary of the final year of the War of 1812.
The Lake Champlain Maritime Museum is using the opportunity to share the story of the military contest for Lake Champlain and Macdonough’s Victory on September 11, 1814. The battle helped determine the outcome of the war and the 2014 tour will visit communities along the Richelieu River, Lake Champlain and the Hudson River to New York City. In addition to concluding the War of 1812 trilogy, the 2014 program will carry information about environmental stewardship and the incredible historic canal system that is still operational today. An important aspect of interpretation will focus on the shipwrecks of the War of 1812.
For more information, visit the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum Lois McClure page at http://www.lcmm.org/our_fleet/lois_mcclure.htm.