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July 1, 2013

Lighthouse features display on island camps


Many of the camp photos on display are accompanied by photos of what remains where those camps once stood, including partial foundations, fireplaces and farm equipment.

To augment the display, Harwood has been working with the Historical Association on a pamphlet that describes the camps, many of which were located where DEC campsites are now available to the public. The pamphlet will include GPS coordinates to help visitors locate the sites. Harwood hopes the info will be ready for publication before summer ends.

Harwood, who will be giving a lecture on Lake Champlain lighthouses tonight at the Historical Association, has also spent a great deal of time on the ground at Valcour in search of evidence of former residents.

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The Valcour Island Lighthouse will be open to the public from 1 to 3 p.m. Sundays throughout the summer. Visitors will know the lighthouse is open when the U.S. flag is on display on a nearby flagpole and atop the lighthouse itself. Donations are welcomed. The Clinton County Historical Association will present a lecture on Lake Champlain lighthouses by Roger Harwood at 7 tonight at the museum, 98 Ohio Ave., near the U.S. Oval. The lecture is free and open to the public.


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