Schooner Lois McClure in Port at Gananoque, August 29th – 31st

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Photos property of Lake Champlain Maritime Museum,

From Arthur Child Museum – Linda Mainse – Also 1813, The Shipwrights’ War and Other Stories

(GANANOQUE, ONTARIO) Lake Champlain Maritime Museum’s schooner Lois McClure will be in port at the PUC dock adjacent to Joel Stone Heritage Park, Water St., Gananoque from 6 pm Thursday August 29th to 10 am Saturday August 31st, open to the public from 11 – 6 pm on August 30th, during her tour commemorating the War of 1812 Bicentennial. As well, Art Cohn will present an evening talk titled “Shipwrecks: The Lake Champlain Experience” on Thursday, August 29th from 7:30 – 8:30 pm at the Arthur Child Heritage Museum, followed by refreshments. “The shipbuilding races and naval battles of 1813 helped to determine the outcome of the War of 1812, and left a legacy of shipwrecks beneath the waters of the Great Lakes, St. Lawrence River, and Lake Champlain,” explains Art Cohn, Special Project Director. “Our dynamic outreach program explores history where it happened, on the anniversary of the cross-border war that ushered in 200 years of peace.” – to read more>