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The Era of Commercial Shipping on Lake Champlain and Its Shipwreck Legacy
September 30, 2014 @ 7:30 pm
At Whallonsburg Grange Hall
$5; students free
Since the beginning of European exploration and settlement through the late 20th century, Lake Champlain was a vital commercial transportation corridor. Ships, ferries, barges and canal boats plied her waters moving goods and people. This lecture will look at how the lake became a water super-highway and why shipping declined, and look at what was left behind — shipwrecks!
Talk by Art Cohn, co-founder and former executive director of the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum. The author of Lake Champlain’s Sailing Canal Boats: An Illustrated Journey From Burlington Bay to the Hudson River, Art also directed the Lois McClure Project, creating a full-sized replica of an 1862-class Lake Champlain canal schooner to travel the region’s interconnected northern waterways as an ambassador to its history and shipwrecks.