Paddle Into History - Join the 7/14 Birchbark Canoe Flotilla

Photo by Ted Behne

As part of the Quadricentennial celebrations, a fleet of birch bark canoes will paddle to the Burlington waterfront on July 14, 2009, the exact anniversary of Champlain’s arrival to the lake. Paddlers are invited to accompany the canoeists in a flotilla of human-powered watercraft. Participants will muster at noon at Shelburne Bay and launch at 1 pm. The birch bark canoes will land in Burlington at 5 pm for a special ceremony. Please contact veteran boat-builder Douglas Brooks at 802 877-3289 if you’d like to join the event. There’s a $10 fee to participate but it’s free to watch.