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Canal schooner on education voyage

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The Mohawk River was busy with long, flat canal boats 150 years ago. Now the sight of a period wooden vessel draws school kids by the score. The Lois McClure, an 88-foot canal schooner owned by the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum in Vermont, is headed down the Mohawk on a voyage of education. “It’s like a floating museum,” said project director and historian Art Cohn, just after stepping off the boat in Rome. “Every place ...

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