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Lake Champlain Maritime History

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photo: Lake Champlain Maritime Museum

AARCH is proud to partner with the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum (LCMM) in Vergennes, Vermont to offer this tour that explores the hidden treasures and maritime history of Lake Champlain.  Over 300 historic shipwrecks lie on the bottom of the lake and, thanks to modern technology, we’re able to view some of them through a submersible Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) whose camera provides an up-close view through an on-board monitor.

photo courtesy of Mountain Lake PBS

Traveling by boat from Westport, we’ll hear the story of the Champlain II, a passenger steamboat that ran aground and sunk just north of Westport in 1875, and see the wreck through the ROV camera.

lake champlain maritime


After lunch at the Basin Harbor Club, we’ll tour the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum to learn more about this lake that some consider the most historic body of water in North America.

The tour begins at 9:30 a.m. and ends around 4 p.m. 

FEE: $70 for AARCH and LCMM members and $80 for non-members.  Lunch is included.





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