Research Vessel Baldwin
The R/V Baldwin is a 32-foot Maine Lobsterman converted into a first class research vessel for use in courses and student/faculty research on Lake Champlain. It is equipped with the latest navigational equipment, and is used for sampling the Lake bottom as well as conducting side scan sonar surveys of the lake. Projects include investigations of Lake bottom sedimentary bedforms, studies of the internal seiche, and archeological studies of boat wrecks in the lake.
The boat was purchased in 1985, and named for the late Brewster Baldwin, who taught in the geology department for over 30 years.
It is now a dedicated research vessel outfitted with modern oceanographic equipment including a CTD profiler, Edgetech Chirp sonar, Klein 3000 side-scan sonar, numerous piston and gravity corers, ADCPs, and LISST profilers.