Champlain, Lake


Cham·plain, Lake

geographical name \sham-ˈplān\

Definition of CHAMPLAIN, LAKE

lake 125 miles (201 kilometers) long between New York & Vermont extending N into Quebec area 430 square miles (1114 square kilometers)

Champlain, Lake

   (Concise Encyclopedia)

Lake between Vermont and New York, U.S. Located on the states' northern boundaries and extending into Canada about 6 mi (10 km), it is about 125 mi (200 km) long and has an area of 430 sq mi (1,115 sq km). It was visited in 1609 by Samuel de Champlain. In 1776 it was the scene of the first British-American naval battle and in 1814 of a U.S. naval victory over the British. A link in the waterway between New York City's harbour and the lower St. Lawrence River, it is used extensively for commercial and pleasure-boat navigation.

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