Dr. Robinson's 3-4 classroom blog from 2012-2016

The students in Dr. Robinson's 3-4 Team studied South Hero History for 6 years and took many field trips around town.
Click on this link to see where the students went around town and what townsfolk they met along the way.


At the end of 2018 Lake Champlain Access Television [LCATV] started filming our presentations. Their output is 2 to 4 times sharper than the videos I was putting up. That means it takes a little longer to get the video to start. [The reason I reduced the quality level of my videos.] Their production is different than mine and you will notice that immediately.
When you click on a video, it starts to load. It will take about 30 seconds [an eternity when you are waiting] to start playing. The speakers will start to sound and the video will look like it is not running for about 23 seconds. LCATV puts up an identification POSTER for those 23 seconds. Don't be alarmed, it is running if you can hear the sound.

The old WEB guy

Thursday, August 3, 2017

The Keeler Bay Incident-Friday, July 7th, 2017--Featuring Paul Laud

SHHS Proudly presents:The Keeler Bay Incident A big thank you to Paul Laud for his amazing presentation on the Keeler Bay Incident. We learned that in August of 1907, the Governor's wife nearly drowned in a tragic boating accident that took the life of a Burlington man attempting to rescue her. The extraordinary drama began on board the Chateaugay (the fastest steamer on Lake Champlain when built) which had cruised into the bay for a picnic reception at a camp on Kibbe Point.
The story, reported on the front pages of The Burlington Daily Free Press and The New York Times included elected dignitaries, The Vermont Association of Boston, The Ladies Aid Society of South Hero, Sherman's Band, Colonel Snyder's Camp and a mohair dress. Come hear Paul Laud describe details of the event, how this long lost story was rediscovered, and its extraordinary connections to the US Secretary of War, the studios of Louis Comfort Tiffany and the Sandbar Bridge.

Mrs. Procter and the Procter lineage showing their prominence in Vermont Politics at the time.
The Incident ship [Chateaugay] and its later twin [Ticonderoga at Shelburne Museum], a typical paddle wheel and launch of the era and a future life.

The news coverage of the Incident

Various images of post incident life and "where are they now" stuff.

Special thanks to our speaker and the History Aficionados that keep the SHHS viable.