Nestled between the Adirondacks of New York and Vermont’s Green Mountains, Lake Champlain offers 120 miles of tranquil beauty with a rich, bustling history. Picturesque waterfront communities established in the 18th century recall the era when the Champlain Valley’s natural resources―iron, lumber, granite, marble, and potash―were shipped to distant ports on lake sloops and schooners. By the early 19th century, Lake Champlain was connected with the canals of New York and Quebec, and the resulting economic boom lasted for 100 years. Apples, hay, bricks, and finished goods were shipped on thousands of workaday canal boats that were also floating family homes. Massive steamboats carried travelers and tourists drawn to the fresh country air, and lakefront camps sprang up everywhere. Automobiles traveled over Lake Champlain on ferries and bridges. Through stunning historical images from the archives of Lake Champlain Maritime Museum and other regional collections, Lake Champlain tells the story of this busy commercial corridor and pastoral recreational destination.
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From the south one side starts at Troy and details the Champlain Barge Canal to Whitehall, N.Y. The Reverse Side continues north thru the Narrows of Dresden past the Crown Point Bridge and north to north of Burlington, Vt. and Port Kent, N.Y. Information from 4 NOAA Charts 14782, 14783, 14784 and 14786. WGS84 / World Mercator Datum. 25" x 38"
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