Vt. museum celebrating 200 years since War of 1812

Associated Press Updated: December 29, 2013 at 1:19 pm • Published: December 29, 2013 0

VERGENNES, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's Lake Champlain Maritime Museum is planning to use its floating museum the Lois McClure, a replica of a Lake Champlain freighter, to help commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Plattsburgh on the lake.

The American fleet that helped defeat the British off Plattsburgh, N.Y., on Sept. 11, 1814, was built over the winter of 1813-1814 by thousands of shipwrights in the Otter Creek in what is now Vergennes (vuhr-GENZ').

While the final schedule has not been established, the plan is for the Lois McClure to tour the Champlain Valley from near Montreal south to the Hudson River and on to New York City.

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