Take a tour of 19th century schooner replica in Fairport, New York

FAIRPORT, N.Y. (WROC-TV) - The Lake Champlain Maritime Museum’s replica canal schooner Lois McClure is modeled after two 1862-class canal schooners sunk in Lake Champlain.

It's normally docked at the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum in Vermont, but it's making its way down the Erie Canal this summer in celebration of the canal's 200th birthday.

The schooner arrived in Fairport Monday night. The public is invited to come aboard Tuesday.

"It's very accurate because it was modeled after shipwrecks on the bottom Lake Champlain," said Art Cohn, Captain of Lois McClure. "It had the originals to create the plans from and build the replica about."

You can tour the Lois McClure in Fairport Tuesday, Aug. 1 from 1 p.m.-7 p.m. It will be docked at Cornhill Landing in Rochester on Saturday and in Spencerport on Monday.

Admission is free. Click here for a complete 2017 Legacy Tour schedule.


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