June 15, 2012

June 15, 2012  Day 35                                 Total miles to date:  781.07

Our day began with a southern breakfast onboard Quest.  Ricki made sausage gravy and biscuits to get our day started off royally!   Carl and Ricki departed this morning and we had one last meal together.  We were sorry to see them go but they need to move ahead to be able to have family join them in a few weeks.  We will catch up with them eventually.

Lake Champlain Maritime Museum
We left Westport Marina around noon and made a short journey of about 3 miles across the lake. We anchored at the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum. We had lunch on board, then took the dinghy ashore and spent the afternoon touring the museum.  A replica of Philadelphia, the gunboat captained by Benedict Arnold in 1776 to fight the British, is docked here.  The boat sank during the Battle of Valcour Island on Lake Champlain. The original Philadelphia was raised in 1935 and resides in the Smithsonian.

We cooked on the grill and ate dinner on the sundeck enjoying the incredible view.  It doesn’t matter which side of Lake Champlain we are on, the views are just spectacular.

Replica of the gunboat
Philadelphia 1776
Tomorrow morning we will pull anchor and go to Vergennes.
Carried Away at anchor