Schedule Of Events

LNVT Rendezvous at Burlington, VT
20 through 22 July 2018

This year's event is hosted by Keefer and Bill Irwin, Callisto 37VT19. Make your slip reservations:

A note from our hosts, Keefer and Bill Irwin, Calisto 37VT19

When we were asked to host this summer’s event, we were excited to share what we feel will be a memorable adventure. We have to date, 25 folks confirmed, with 3 tugs being present, ours (Callisto 37VT19), the Howell’s (Nellie D. 37VT63) coming down from the north on their loop tour and the newest owner Will and Kathleen Patten (former The Turtle 37VT21) now on Lake Champlain. We hope a couple more tugs may join the ranks. If you plan on bringing your tug, please contact Keefer.

Cost is $65 which covers the two dinners, as well as the wine and beer on Saturday night. The funds also help pay for Saturday's private room rental, servers, coffee and goodies.

Payments of $65/person are requested no later than June 30, 2018 and should be sent to:

Keefer Irwin
765 Maple Hill Rd
Rochester, VT 05767

To sign up or if you have questions, please contact Keefer at ten.tsacmoc|2refeek#ten.tsacmoc|2refeek or call at 802-767-9722.


The boats will be docked at the Burlington waterfront at the Community Boat House (right at the foot of College St. phone: 802-865-3377). This is the town hub and where we will base our gatherings and social activities. Right in front of the boats is the fun SPLASH, a restaurant and watering hole for thirsty and hungry boaters.

Some event details are still in the works, but we hope the weather cooperates for us to take the tugs for a tour of the lovely lake on Saturday. Oh, and be sure to bring your bathing suit as the water is fine indeed!

July 20 (Friday)

Breakfast on your own. Attendees will be provided with a list of dining recommendations.
Those who are already in town can head to the Community Boat House docks where we will have coffee and goodies by the tugs.

5:00 PM - Come by the boats for cocktails and munchies.

6:00 PM - Dinner in our private room at RiRa (176 College St.)

July 21st (Saturday)

Breakfast on your own.

9:00 AM - Tug Talk. Meet at the dockside for goodies. We will collect items for the Silent Auction at that time for display at tonight’s dinner.

Late Morning: A Victory Tug tour of the lovely lake will be offered (weather pending).

5:00 PM - Catered BBQ dinner will be in our own private room at The Main Street Landing. We will have wine and beer provided. [Attendees, please be let Keefer know if you are a vegetarian or have special dietary needs.]

We hope to have Art Cohen as our guest speaker after dinner. Art is one of the “most interesting men alive”. He is the former executer director of the Lake Champlain Museum and Captain of the working tug- C.L. Churchill , the tender for the Lois McClure. The 88 foot “Lois” is a replica of an 1862 sailing-canal boat and travels extensively up and down the Erie Canal. This summer she will be situated in New York Harbor. Art is hoping/planning to come up especially for us as he is in love with LNVT’s.

**An Event like no other **

At the bottom of College St., you can take a free shuttle up to Church St. for dining, shopping or just plain people watching. Burlington is alive with good energy – the problem being how to do it all! Here are a few options to explore:
• That week-end is the VT Brew Fest. See website for link and get tickets early if  interested.

• The 14 mile multi use Burlington Bike Path runs along the waterfront. Bring your own or rent

• The Echo Leahy Center Lake Aquarium and Science museum is right beside the marina

• Spirit of Ethan Allen offers cruises of all sorts throughout the day check out at 

• Chocolate lovers can visit Lake Champlain Chocolates and take a free tour and chocolate tastings.

• Or simply shuttle up to the infamous Church Street and go crazy with shopping in eclectic shops, eat al’fresco in great restaurants or simply soak up the international flavor of visitors from all over the world. (One of my new buds from Ireland says Church St. reminds him of Galloway) You will meet Tom O’Riley on Friday night as we dine at RiRa – a very traditional Irish Pub in the center of it all.

• Walk on the Lake Champlain Ferry to Port Kent, New York and eat at the lovely Harmony Golf Club. 518-834-9785. They even offer free shuttle to and from their facility.

• The Lake Champlain Maritime Museum,(802-475-20220) in conjunction with the Basin Harbor Club (40 mile drive)- 802-475-2311- offers a great package to tour the museum, historic boat tour and lunch. A working replica of the Revolutionary War gunboat Philadelphia serves as a reminder of Lake Champlain’s extensive military history. You could spend a good part of the day here on these beautiful grounds.

Hotels available in the area

Note: We recommend booking your hotel reservations early as they will fill quickly. Keefer has blocked rooms at a special rate at several hotels in an effort to reduce costs.

Hilton Garden Inn, Burlington Downtown
‪101 Main St‬
Reserve with code LNVT18
parking is $18/day
very close to water and all events
Best Western and Windjammer Inn
‪1076 Williston Rd S. Burlington‬
$169 for 2 double beds
Reserve with group # 2395
(have 5 rooms blocked) parking and free shuttle to lake front

Double Tree by Hilton
‪870 Williston Rd‬
Reserve with mention the LNVT east coast rendezvous
parking and shuttles to lake
rooms have been blocked w/ either I King or 2 double beds

Hotel Burlington & Conference Center
870 Williston Rd, South Burlington, VT 05403 US
Reservation Counter Call Center: 844-340-4200

Carpe Diem Cottage
53 Lakeview Terrace
Burlington, VT 05401
Maggie Sherman

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