Lois McClure Leaves For War Of 1812 History Tour

The Lake Champlain freighter Lois McClure is headed to the Canadian capital of Ottawa before reaching Lake Ontario and touring New York’s Erie Canal as part of a summer-long tour designed to help commemorate the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812.

Interview with Art Cohn aboard the Lois McClure

Celebrations will take place tomorrow in Quebec City as Quebeckers mark the 400th anniversary of the founding of their city, and Vermont will be well represented by the crew of the replica schooner Lois McClure. Art Cohn, director of the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum is aboard the ship. He speaks with VPR’s Mitch Wertlieb.

Lois McClure sets sail for Quebec

The Lois McClure, an 88-foot full-scale replica of a 19th century lake freighter, sets sail from Lake Champlain’s Basin Harbor today bound for Quebec City.

Maritime Museum boat will join Quebec anniversary, launch Champlain’s 400th

In a few weeks, a reproduction of a 19th century boat that plied the waters of Lake Champlain will set sail for Quebec City. The Lake Champlain Maritime Museum’s replica canal schooner, the Lois McClure, will visit Quebec to help mark the city’s 400th anniversary. As VPR’s Ross Sneyd reports, the festivities in Quebec also start the observation of a big anniversary in the Champlain Valley.