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Historic Lake Champlain Scenic Images
Lake Champlain and Chipman Point south from
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The view east from Mt. Defiance is a popular one; that famous view showing Fort Ticonderoga and Mt. Independence can also be found in several pages within this site. The view south, however, is not often published. Yet, the narrow confines of Lake Champlain south of the Ticonderoga peninsula are equally historic. Here continues the southernmost branch of the great transportation corridor for those who opted against the portage to Lake George. It was along this waterway that Benedict Arnold sailed his nascent rebel fleet to battle at Valcour Island, built just months before with green timber at Skenesborough, today's Whitehall, New York. It was also along this narrow stretch of water that "Gentleman Johnny" Burgoyne chose to move his powerful army ever southward towards Albany and eventual defeat at Saratoga. And, it was here, within the narrow channel between mountains and pastures that canal boats and steamships carried their precious cargo from the Champlain Canal and points south en route to the towns and villages along the lake and the mighty St. Lawrence River.
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