Lake Champlain Islands

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Overview
On July 3, 1609, French explorer Samuel de Champlain and his group canoed south from Canada into an expansive lake and found four islands. Those islands are now the Lake Champlain Islands, and it was that trip that gave birth to Vermont and sparked 400 years of history. Located in the far northwest corner of the state, the islands are well known as a shoreline retreat for all of New England, with their small-town feel and picturesque farmlands. In this birthplace of Vermont, with its rich soil, early settlers found success growing local varieties of apples, which they shipped by steamboat directly to international cities. Several large deposits of unique, dark limestone brought marble trade to the area, and these materials are still mined in working quarries today. The Lake Champlain Islands are a tranquil, yet vibrant area of Vermont, where historical buildings are often used as schools, museums, libraries, and private homes.
Details
ISBN: 9780738562117
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Date:
State: Vermont
Series: Images of America
Images: 197
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author
Tara Liloia is a resident of Isle La Motte and an active volunteer at the Isle La Motte Historical Society. Her work on Lake Champlain Islands has been graciously supported by all five island historical societies and museums, as well as private collectors and local families.