Lake Champlain Islands

Author: Tara Liloia
Editor: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738562117
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On July 3, 1609, French explorer Samuel de Champlain and his group canoed south from Canada into an expansive lake and found four islands. Those islands are now the Lake Champlain Islands, and it was that trip that gave birth to Vermont and sparked 400 years of history. Located in the far northwest corner of the state, the islands are well known as a shoreline retreat for all of New England, with their small-town feel and picturesque farmlands. In this birthplace of Vermont, with its rich soil, early settlers found success growing local varieties of apples, which they shipped by steamboat directly to international cities. Several large deposits of unique, dark limestone brought marble trade to the area, and these materials are still mined in working quarries today. The Lake Champlain Islands are a tranquil, yet vibrant area of Vermont, where historical buildings are often used as schools, museums, libraries, and private homes.

Ghosts And Legends Of Lake Champlain

Author: Thea Lewis
Editor: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1614236585
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The author of Haunted Burlington shares Lake Champlain’s chilling history—from swashbuckling spirits to Champ, “North America’s Loch Ness Monster.” Lake Champlain is located between New York’s majestic Adirondacks and Vermont’s famed Green Mountains. Yet despite the beauty of this region, it has been the site of dark and mysterious events; it is not surprising that some spirits linger in this otherwise tranquil place. Fort Ticonderoga saw some of early America’s bloodiest battles, and American, French and British ghosts still stand guard. A spirit walks the halls of SUNY Plattsburgh, even after his original haunt burned in 1929. Champlain’s islands—Stave, Crab, Valcour and Garden—all host otherworldly inhabitants, and unidentified creatures and objects have made appearances on the water, in the sky and in the forests surrounding the lake. Join Burlington’s Thea Lewis as she explores the ghosts and legends that haunt Lake Champlain. Includes photos! “For Lewis, a gifted storyteller, a good story makes a haunted place all the more compelling.” —Happy Vermont


Author: Inge Schaefer
Editor: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738513416
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Chartered in 1763 and rumored to be one of Vermont's best-kept secrets, Colchester is among the state's oldest and largest communities, with twenty-seven miles of shoreline on Lake Champlain. Colchester's spirit reflects the bustling industrial activity of Winooski Falls and the agrarian roots of its pioneers. Ethan and Ira Allen were notable early residents, as was the flamboyant Captain Mallett, after whom Lake Champlain's largest bay is named. Colchester is divided into five distinct geographic parts-Colchester Village, Malletts Bay, Clay Point, Fort Ethan Allen, and Winooski (the urban village that would separate from Colchester in 1922)-and includes many images of the glorious lake that continues to influence the town's character.

Samuel De Champlain

Author: Josepha Sherman
Editor: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 9780823936298
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Presents a biography of the French explorer who founded Quebec and was known for mapping the eastern coastline of North America.

The Secrets Of Crab Island

Author: James P. Millard
ISBN: 9780974985404
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A remarkable historical journey, recalling the story of Lake Champlain's Crab Island from prehistoric times through the French and Indian War, American Revolution, and War of 1812. This book also details the efforts of modern-day patriots to preserve the island and honor the hundreds of fallen British and American sailors from the Battle of Plattsburgh (Sept. 11, 1814) buried there in a common mass grave.


Author: Fred V. Provoncha
Editor: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 0738599093
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Located entirely within the Adirondack Park, Ticonderoga has long been known for its rich natural resources like lumber from its vast wooded areas and its graphite mines. During the town's infancy, settlers harnessed the powers of Lake George as it fell into Lake Champlain with a series of dams to allow the town to truly thrive. After Ticonderoga was connected by the Champlain canal to the south and the Chambly canal to the north, the town became an economic powerhouse that helped fuel the birth of a new nation. Ticonderoga captures the rich history of a community that was shaped by its millers, blacksmiths, and farmers. Today, Ticonderoga is a destination for tourists who flock to the area to enjoy the same resources that were originally used for survival and to visit its historic fort.

Untold Story Of Champ The

Author: Robert E. Bartholomew
Editor: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438444850
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The definitive account of a Lake Champlain legend. “The lake surface was glass. My girlfriend and I were fishing from our anchored rowboat in about fifteen feet of water, facing the New York shore. ‘Ron, what’s that?’ I turned. About thirty feet away I saw three dark humps … protruding about two feet above the surface. The humps were perhaps two or three feet apart. They didn’t move. We didn’t either. We watched in disbelief for about ten seconds. The humps slowly sank into the water. There was no wake, no telltale sign of movement. Unexplained. Eerie. Unsettling.” — from the Foreword by Ronald S. Kermani Scotland may have Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster, but we have Champ, the legendary serpent-like monster of Lake Champlain. The first recorded sighting of Champ, in 1609, has been attributed to the lake’s namesake, French explorer and cartographer Samuel de Champlain. This is pure myth, but there have been hundreds of sightings since then. Robert E. Bartholomew embarks on his own search, both of the lake firsthand and through period sources and archives—many never before published. Although he finds the trail obscured by sloppy journalism, local leaders motivated by tourism income, and bickering monster hunters, he weighs the evidence to craft a rich, colorful history of Champ. From the nineteenth century, when Champ was a household name, to 1977, when he appeared in Sandra Mansi’s controversial photograph, Bartholomew covers it all. Real or imaginary, Champ and his story will fascinate believers and skeptics alike.

Around Lake Memphremagog

Author: Bea Aldrich Nelson
Editor: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738512501
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Around Lake Memphremagog is a pictorial timeline of the thirty-mile-long body of water that shares its Vermont history with Canada. The lake has for thousands of years played a critical role in the lives and history of the Wabanaki. Memlabagwok-the Abenaki name for the lake-was the waterway crossroads at the heart of the western Abenaki homelands. Since the 1600s, Lake Memphremagog has influenced the development of the northern Vermont and southern Canadian towns and villages along its shores. This combined cultural history and heritage is recalled here through sketches, vintage photographs, and postcards.