A new berth for the Baldwin

We’ve been looking for a good home for the R/V Baldwin, the College’s current research vessel, and I’m delighted to report that the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum has responded with a letter of interest. The LCMM is a non-profit museum on Lake Champlain, 20 miles from Middlebury, that runs numerous educational programs on the lake, including “field” trips and a summer program for kids. Their research arm, the Maritime Research Institute, focuses on archaeology and conservation and hosts an underwater field school for budding nautical archeologists. They have also constructed a small fleet of full-sized working replicas of historic vessels, used for education (but mostly while docked). We think the Baldwin will feel right at home there!