Skiffs to Sail Ferries: Vermont Small Boat Traditions –

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Monday, June 27, 2016

Skiffs to Sail Ferries: Vermont Small Boat Traditions

Boatbuilder Douglas Brooks will present an illustrated program, “From Skiffs to Sailing Ferries: The Tale of Vermont Small Craft Traditions,” at Chimney Point State Historic Site in Addison on Wednesday, June 29, 2016, at 7 p.m. h.

Brooks will share his extensive research into the traditions of historic boat building in Vermont and his work in recreating some of these historic ships.

Participants are encouraged to share their information and stories with Brooks. The program is free and is a program of the Vermont Humanities Council Speakers Bureau.

Chimney Point State Historic Site is located at 8149 VT Route 17, at the foot of the Lake Champlain Bridge. The building is a historic tavern from around 1785 that became a seaside resort in the late 1800s. The site presents the history of the first three cultures here: Native American, French Colonial, and Early American. Call (802) 759-2412 for more information. The site is open from Wednesday to Sunday and bank holiday Mondays until October 10, from 9:30 am to 5 pm.

For more information on historic sites owned by the State of Vermont, click here.

Photo: A sailing ferry on Lake Champlain (courtesy Benson Museum, Benson, VT).

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