History of Lake Champlain

Lake Champlain History - The Battle of PlattsburghLake Champlain Through History


The rich history of the Lake Champlain region is rivaled by very few areas of the United States or Canada. The area was fiercely contested by native tribes, foreign powers and the United States and Canada for centuries.

To learn about some of the military fortifications built on Lake Champlain go to Lake Champlain Historic Military Sites

From pre-colonial times through the commercial era Lake Champlain, along with Lake George, the Hudson and Richelieu Rivers, and later the Champlain Canal served as an early water superhighway to transport armies, navies, explorers, rogues, adventurers and commerce between the major population centers.

For more information on steamboats on Lake Champlain Click Here

To learn more about canal schooners and their role in commerce in the 19th Century check out the series on The Lois McClure

In later days Lake Champlain is valued primarily for its recreational value – providing fishing, hunting, boating and all sorts of watersports for enthusiasts. But the history of the region provides insights into the way the area developed and an appreciation of its value… then and now.






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Other Site’s Articles About Lake Champlain History:

The Battle of Plattsburg – “The False Nile” (The Old Salt Blog)

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