Howard Coffin leads two tours with Green Mountain Tours this season.

July 24, 2013 – Carillon Cruise on Upper Lake Champlain

We’ll travel from St. Albans, Vermont down the Champlain Valley to Larrabee’s Point. We’ll then take the Carillon Cruise past Fort Ticonderoga and Crown Point to end up at Basin Harbor. We’ll have a rare view of the route taken by the Americans who fled Ticonderoga seeking independence in 1777 with the British in close pursuit. We’ll visit the Macdonough shipyard in Vergennes, Vermont, where ships were built for the American Revolution. We’ll enjoy commentary by Howard Coffin, and discuss his book ‘Guns Over the Champlain Valley’. The tour includes lunch at the Basin Harbor Club, admission to the Carillon Cruise, and transportation.

See this link for more information:  Carillon Cruise-2013

October 19, 2013 – The  St. Albans Raid Tour and Commentary

The Confederate Raid on St. Albans, Vermont on October 19, 1864 was the northern-most land action of the Civil War. During this one-day tour we’ll see the St. Albans Museum, and then walk about the town where a force of 22 rebels stole more than $200,000 from three banks. We’ll see the hotels where the raiders stayed before the assault and many other sites. Then we will drive north through the beautiful farm country of Franklin County following the route of the raiders on their escape to Canada. At Sheldon, we will stop at the covered bridge that the Confederates tried unsuccessfully to burn down. We will see the site of another bank the rebels tried, but failed to rob and the home of the Vermont soldier whose horse was stolen by them. We’ll follow the raiders across the Mississquoi River at Enosburg Falls.  We will also discover a connection between the raid and General Robert E. Lee.  In addition to to the commentary by Howard Coffin, the package includes admission to the St. Albans Museum, lunch and transportation.

See this link for more information:  The St. Albans Raid-2013