Lake Champlain


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Champlain, Lake,

490 sq mi (1,269 sq km), 125 mi (201 km) long and from 0.5 to 14 mi (0.8–23 km) wide, forming part of the New York–Vermont border and extending into Quebec. Lake Champlain lies in an elongated plain between the Adirondacks and the Green Mts. A link in the Hudson–Saint Lawrence waterway, the lake is connected with the Hudson (at Fort Edward) by the Champlain division of the New York State Canal SystemNew York State Canal System,
waterway system, 524 mi (843 km) long, traversing New York state and connecting the Great Lakes with the Finger Lakes, the Hudson River, and Lake Champlain.
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; the Richelieu River connects the lake with the St. Lawrence. Lake GeorgeGeorge, Lake,
glacial lake, 33 mi (53 km) long and 1 to 3 mi (1.6–5 km) wide, in the foothills of the Adirondack Mts., NE N.Y.; it drains NE via rapids and waterfalls into Lake Champlain.
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 drains into it through a narrow channel, and many islands dot its surface, including Grand Isle, Isle La Motte, and Valcour Island. The region is noted for its scenery and has many resorts. BurlingtonBurlington.
1 City (1990 pop. 27,208), seat of Des Moines co., SE Iowa, on four hills overlooking the Mississippi (spanned there by rail and highway bridges); inc. 1836. It is a farm, shipping, and manufacturing center with railroad shops and docks.
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, Vt., and PlattsburghPlattsburgh,
city (1990 pop. 21,255), seat of Clinton co., NE N.Y., on Lake Champlain; settled 1767, inc. 1902. It is a trade and distribution point, with plants making transportation equipment, paper, and plastics.
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, N.Y., are the largest cities on the lake's shores. The lake, named for the explorer Samuel de ChamplainChamplain, Samuel de
, 1567–1635, French explorer, the chief founder of New France.

After serving in France under Henry of Navarre (King Henry IV) in the religious wars, Champlain was given command of a Spanish fleet sailing to the West Indies, Mexico, and the
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, was the scene of battles in the French and Indian WarsFrench and Indian Wars,
1689–1763, the name given by American historians to the North American colonial wars between Great Britain and France in the late 17th and the 18th cent.
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 and the American RevolutionAmerican Revolution,
1775–83, struggle by which the Thirteen Colonies on the Atlantic seaboard of North America won independence from Great Britain and became the United States. It is also called the American War of Independence.
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 at Crown Point and Ticonderoga, of a naval engagement in 1776, and of the American victory of Thomas MacdonoughMacdonough, Thomas
, 1783–1825, American naval officer, b. New Castle co., Del. In the Tripolitan War he took part in the burning of the captured Philadelphia and the attack on the Tripolitan gunboats.
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 in the War of 1812.
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Beginning with a history of the traditional trade and invasion route that centered on Lake Champlain, Schroeder focuses extra attention on the events of the French and Indian War and the American Revolution that established the importance of naval control of the lake.
Vermont's Lake Champlain is like a mini-Great Lake that touches multiple states and stretches into Canada.
Black bass dispersal patterns following catchand-release tournaments on Lake Champlain. N.
At Ticonderoga, on Lake Champlain, the 42nd Royal Highland Regiment, known as the Black Watch, suffered more than 500 deaths during the French and Indian War.
'Dragonheart Vermont is thrilled to have the support of a company like Merchants Bank to put on the Lake Champlain Dragon Boat Festival,' said Linda Dyer, founder of Dragonheart Vermont and Lake Champlain Dragon Boat Festival.
Schroeder retells the dramatic story of turning back a powerful British invasion intended to clear Lake Champlain of an American military presence.
Lake Champlain International is a federally recognized non-profit organization actively involved in protecting, restoring, and revitalizing Lake Champlain and its communities.
-- Vermont officials posted online a hefty plan Tuesday to reduce pollution in Lake Champlain from stormwater runoff, and now await word on whether it goes far enough in addressing federal concerns.
Pictured is Lake Champlain Chocolate's new tote, which includes chocolates that are made with non-GMO ingredients.
The last documented sauger captured in New York was in 2010, when an accidental sampling of walleye in Lake Champlain netted a seven year old female sauger.
The Richelieu River and Lake Champlain have historically been the traditional invasion and trade routes north into Canada or south into New York.
The congressional staffers met with representatives of the Mad River Valley Chamber of Commerce, Central Vermont Economic Development Committee, Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce and local businesspeople to discuss businesses issues, including in-depth discussions regarding broadband connectivity and rural challenges.