19th century schooner to visit next month

A replica of a 19th century schooner will visit Whitehall next month and detail the events of the War of 1812.

The Lois McClure will tie up in Whitehall on Saturday, June 8, as part of ambitious 2013 schedule that will see the ship make dozens of stops in Vermont, New York and Canada.

During the stop, the ship’s interpretative staff will explore “1813: The Story Continues,” which details the shipbuilding races and naval battles of 1813 that helped determine the outcome of the War of 1812 and left a legacy of shipwrecks beneath the waters of the Great Lakes, the St. Lawrence River and Lake Champlain.

The Lois McClure is modeled after two 1862-class canal schooners sunk in Lake Champlain. During their heyday, canal schooners were homeported on Lake Champlain but regularly plied the canals, rivers and lakes between New York City, Quebec City and Montreal.

Launched in 2004, the Lois serves as a regional ambassador promoting the shared heritage of Quebecois, Vermonters and New Yorkers.

During the visit, guests will be able to tour the ship and learn more about the region’s maritime traditions.

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