Lake Champlain Maps


During the evening of July 15, 1875, the Champlain had just departed from Westport, N.Y. and was headed up the lake to Burlington, Vermont. The pilot apparently fell asleep at the wheel and the Champlain was driven at full speed into a rock ledge....  more »
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The Phoenix was built in 1815 and was the second side-wheel steamer on Lake Champlain. She measured 146’ in length by 27’ wide and weighed 336 tons. The ship was on the Whitehall to St.Johns run on September 5, 1819 when, in the early morning...  more »
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The Sloop Island Canal Boat is 97 feet in length and 17 1/2 feet wide. It is thought to be one of the last remaining canal boats of the early 1900's vintage. The cargo is coal.  more »
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Unidentified canal boat filled with stone. Probably broke free from a tow and ran agound at Diamond Island. The canal boat is 93 feet long and is loaded with cut stone.  more »
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The A.R. Noyes may be one of the canal boats that broke loose from the tow of the tug Tisdale on their way to Burlington on October 17, 1884 and sank near Proctor Shoal.  more »
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The O.J. Walker was built in Burlington in 1862 and named after on the region’s leading merchants, Obadiah Johnson Walker. For over 30 years this vessel carried a variety of heavy cargoes. In May of 1895 the schooner took on a load of bricks and...  more »
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The General Butler was built in Essex, New York in 1862. Designed as a canal boat-schooner it was able to remove the masts and raise its centerboard and navigate the canal system. While approaching Burlington during a Winter storm in early December 1876,...  more »
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This early 1800's Horse Powered Ferry boat is the only one that has ever been discovered. The vessel is basic in its design and construction and has a length of 63 feet and a beam of 18 feet. Two horse swalked on a large wheel that spanned the width of...  more »
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