Lake Champlain (Images of America) (Paperback)

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Lake Champlain (Images of America) (Paperback)

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Pictorial history of beautiful Lake Champlain from one end to the other...highlighting nature and recreation along with commerce and trade.


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.

Product Details ISBN: 9781467122207
ISBN-10: 1467122203
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Publication Date: October 6th, 2014
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: Images of America