Lake 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.
Articles About Lake Champlain’s History:
- Rare French and Indian War Era Musket Donated to Fort Ticonderoga
- Evacuation Day 1776: Fort Ticonderoga
- Raising Montcalm’s Cross at Fort Ticonderoga
- Fort Crown Point
- Fort Ticonderoga Launches Teacher Institute
- A Very Old, New Look at New France from Fort Ticonderoga
- Battle on Snowshoes Re-enactment at Fort Ticonderoga
- LCBP Speaker Series: Program Lineup
- The Shelburne Museum
- War of 1812 program planned
- Steamboats on Lake Champlain
- Battle of Plattsburgh relic still stored in Whitehall shed
- Mural proposed to capture Battle of Plattsburgh
- Fort Ticonderoga Awards Teacher Scholarships
- Adsit Cabin: Think You Know Champlain? December 2012
- Campout to mark Pike’s Cantonment in Plattsburgh
- The Weight of Vengeance: The United States, the British Empire and the War of 1812
- Drawbridge? No, drawboat!
- Archaeologist Seeks Community Involvement
- Black Snake Affair
- Fort Blunder
- Benedict Arnold: Patriot and Traitor
- The Naval War of Benedict Arnold
- Conquered Into Liberty – Book Review
- Whales in Lake Champlain?
- A Brief Lake Champlain History
- First View of Lake Champlain
- Samuel de Champlain
- The Lois McClure
Other Site’s Articles About Lake Champlain History:
The Battle of Plattsburg – “The False Nile” (The Old Salt Blog)