I visited the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum in late September 2023 and filmed this exhibit. The day was hot and humid. Mosquitoes were snacking on my blood all day. That blood must be tasty! Thus, the huffing and puffing you may hear is due to the humidity. Please check out the photos, stories and additionalContinue reading “The Noble Failure: Prohibition in the Champlain Valley”
“Did you know that Lincoln, Vermont is named after Revolutionary War General Benjamin Lincoln?” “The Lincoln Historical Society (LHS) is dedicated to preserving the history of the Town of Lincoln, Vermont, which includes the communities of Downingsville, West Lincoln and South Lincoln. The LHS operates a museum located in a restored 19th-century farmhouse and barnContinue reading “GUIDED TOUR of the Lincoln Historical Society Museum”
Halloween is upon us. So, I thought I would share with you an experience I had when I was a student at the University of Vermont. At that point in time, I was working on earning a double major in History and Latin. You can imagine how many papers I had to write. That wasContinue reading “My Haunting College Experience”
I specifically had arrived in Grand Isle to film Halloween displays nearby. As I got out of my car, I saw a small footbridge and then noticed a door. Where did that entrance lead? Was it unlocked? Was it a door at all? This “Island Haunted Trail” had to be connected to the Halloween displaysContinue reading “Is The Haunted Trail Open?”
From the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum’s website ( and is no longer available): “The Canal Schooner Lois McClure: The schooner Lois McClure is the Museum’s full-scale replica of an 1862-class sailing canal boat, based on two shipwrecks located in Lake Champlain. This replica project was initiated in 2001 with the goal to understand our region’sContinue reading “Interior Tour of the LOIS McCLURE with Jack!”
Henry M. Race was born in 1843 in Vermont. At the age of 18, he enlisted in the Union Army. More specifically, he enlisted on August 28, 1861. He mustered in on September 19, 1861 as a Private with Company F of the 5th Vermont Infantry. He deserted on September 7, 1862 and was “rtndContinue reading “Henry M. Race: Prisoner of War, American Civil War”
https://youtube.com/shorts/e8PgUpnTPpg?si=tddv5-pTc__ttGmm As I was visiting the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum in Vergennes, Vermont, I heard a loud vehicle approaching. I turned toward the sound and saw this blue tractor rolling by. I’d never seen a BLUE tractor before! Regardless, I thought it was neat. And I figured you’d enjoy seeing it, too.
In 1838, Cornelius Grant was born in Granville, Vermont. On August 30, 1862, he enlisted. He mustered in on October 21, 1862, as a Private with Company E in the 14th Vermont Infantry. He mustered out on July 30, 1863. Grant died on October 6, 1864. No one applied for nor received a pension.
https://youtube.com/shorts/Yx_PoyLPRYY?si=Mqf7E_rD3LuvlPbi All YouTube videos go live at 12:30 am Eastern Daylight Time. Across the street from the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum in Vergennes, Vermont, is the location of the Basin Harbor Airport. This airport is more of an airfield. And when I say “airfield “, I do absolutely mean a grassy plot of land. ThroughoutContinue reading “Prop Plane Overhead!”
https://youtube.com/shorts/9kBcwqqo9Jo?si=Vc7p02EFBEKL2dTJ I visited the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum recently. One of the buildings I filmed was The Roost and had been part of Camp Marbury. As I walked around, I noticed this lamp attached to the wall. It didn’t take long to realize a tree branch was the body and a light was attached! OnceContinue reading “Will It Turn On???”