YONKERS, N.Y. – The historic schooner Lois McClure has docked at the Yonkers Downtown Waterfront and will be open to the public on Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to commemorate the War of 1812 Bicentennial.
Admission is free and visitors will be able to step in and learn about the British land and sea invasion of the U.S. through Lake Champlain during The War of 1812.
The schooner Lois McClure was constructed by the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum (LCMM) in Vermont and launched in 2004. It is modeled after two 1862 sailing canal boats that sank in Lake Champlain, the General Butler and the OJ Walker.
The schooner is named in honor of Lois McClure, who, along with her husband Mac, has been a major contributor to the LCMM and other community projects in the greater Burlington, Vt. area, according to the official blog of the LCMM.
The schooner’s stop in Yonkers is part of a tour to commemorate the final year of The War of 1812, which ended in 1815. To learn more about this tour, click here.
The Yonkers Downtown Waterfront pier is next to 71 Water Grant St.