18 Facts About Lake Champlain


Lake Champlain is a natural freshwater lake in North America.

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New York portion of the Lake Champlain Valley includes the eastern portions of Clinton County and Essex County.

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Lake Champlain Valley is the northernmost unit of a landform system known as the Great Appalachian Valley, which stretches between Quebec, Canada, to the north, and Alabama, US, to the south.

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The Lake Champlain Valley is a physiographic section of the larger Saint Lawrence Valley, which in turn is part of the larger Appalachian physiographic division.

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Lake Champlain is one of numerous large lakes scattered in an arc through Labrador, in Canada, the northern United States, and the Northwest Territories of Canada.

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Lake Champlain is fed in Vermont by the LaPlatte, Lamoille, Missisquoi, Poultney and Winooski rivers, along with Lewis Creek, Little Otter Creek and Otter Creek.

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Lake Champlain has long acted as a border between indigenous nations, much as it is today between the states of New York and Vermont.

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In colonial times, Lake Champlain was used as a water passage between the Saint Lawrence and Hudson valleys.

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The British forts at Ticonderoga and Crown Point, on Lake Champlain, were known to have ample supplies of artillery and were weakly-manned by the British.

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General Benedict Arnold commanded the American naval fleet on Lake Champlain, which was composed of volunteers and soldiers drafted from the Northern Army.

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Lake Champlain provided Burgoyne with protected passage deep into the American colonies.

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The British used the Champlain waterway to supply raids across the Champlain Valley from 1778 to 1780, and Lake Champlain permitted direct transportation of supplies from the British posts at the northern end of the lake.

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Eager to take back control of Lake Champlain following the end of the Revolutionary War, Americans flocked to settle the Champlain Valley.

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Lake Champlain's home had a dooryard garden, typical of mid-19th century New England village homes, and his experience settling in the Champlain Valley depicts the industries and lifestyles surrounding Lake Champlain following the Revolutionary War.

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In 2022, it was reported that a feature dramatic film, Lucy and the Lake Champlain Monster, was in the works about a young orphan girl and her grandfather looking for Champ.

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Pollution prevention, control and restoration plan for Lake Champlain was first endorsed in October, 1996 by the governors of New York and Vermont and the regional administrators of the United States Environmental Protection Agency .

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In 2008, the EPA expressed concerns to the State of Vermont that the Lake Champlain's cleanup was not progressing fast enough to meet the original cleanup goal of 2016.

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Lake Champlain contains roughly 80 islands, three of which comprise four entire Vermont towns .

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