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America's Historic Lakes

The Lake Champlain
Lake George Historical Site


January 2016

Dear friends: 

I want to thank you for visiting America's Historic Lakes. To say I have been pleased with the success of this site would be something of an understatement. AHL has grown at a phenomenal rate. Since coming online in 1997 this site has been viewed countless millions of times by viewers all over the world. Up until they started requiring a mobile site in addition to a primary site, the importance of this site was reflected in its consistently high ranking in all of the major search engines. Over the years  our goal was to always keep content fresh and new so that visitors would want to return again and again.. With that in mind, please remember America's Historic Lakes has always been a work in progress -please bear with me as I try to make it accurate, informative and fun to visit.

It wasn't too long ago that most of the material on the Site was written by myself. In time, many guest contributors have provided material for the Site. We are all enriched by their contributions. Greg Furness, Jerry Patterson, Jim Bailey, Ed Scollon, Emily Marcason and David Minor have written fascinating pieces on the history of these lakes. Others such as Roger and Doug Harwood, Jerry Forkey, Barbara Gallagher, and Fred Chase have contributed excellent photos or done lots of research behind the scenes. I know there are many dedicated, knowledgeable individuals out there who have a wonderful in-depth knowledge of the area. I encourage you to share your knowledge with the world. America's Historic Lakes  is one way you can do that. I welcome other guest contributors. I will work with you- the work will remain yours, the credit line will be yours, while I reserve the right to reject submission that I deem unsuitable. I will design the page to fit into the site and try my best to make your piece as attractive as publishing on the web can be. It will be your responsibility to make sure the piece is accurate, sources are properly attributed and that all copyrights are respected.

This website is truly a "labor of love," we can offer you nothing in the way of financial compensation.  The few, small ads you'll notice help us to defray but a small part of our expenses. We can promise you that your efforts will be viewed and appreciated by many thousands of website visitors each year. Many of these visitors are educators and young people. Contributors to America's Historic Lakes are making a difference in what these people know about our priceless national heritage. If you are interested let me know.

I especially want to thank all of you who have so graciously shared with me your enthusiasm for the site. I'd like to point out that without the hard work of so many others this site would not be possible. I would be remiss if I did not direct your attention to the writers, artists and publishers who have performed such a service through the years to all of us by making this information publicly available. I hope you will take the time to go to my sources and bibliography page. If you enjoy the site, I believe you will enjoy the sources.  I'd also encourage you to visit the America's Historic Lakes Frequently Asked Questions page and our Acknowledgements page to learn more about our Guest Contributors.

 Thank you very much.  Enjoy the Site!

Any comments suggestions, constructive criticisms, and especially letting me know about inaccuracies would be most welcome.
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Jim Millard
America's Historic Lakes
The Lake Champlain and Lake George Historical Site


Post Office Box 262
South Hero, Vermont
USA 05486

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The historical information on this web site is provided as a public service by James P. Millard. I  have attempted to be as accurate as possible in my presentation of this historical material. However, I make no claims, guarantees or promises about the accuracy, currency, or completeness of the information provided. In no event shall the publisher; James P. Millard, be liable for any errors or omissions with respect to any information on this site. Material submitted by guest contributors and published on the site is the property of the contributor and may be removed at any time at my discretion or upon request of the contributor. This website occasionally provides links to sites of other organizations maintained by third parties. These links do not constitute an endorsement of the content, viewpoint, accuracy, opinions, policies, products, services, or accessibility of that website. Links to third-party websites are provided as a public service and convenience to users of our site; James P. Millard/America’s Historic Lakes does not control, endorse or recommend the content on sites we may link to. Once connected to another website, you are subject to the terms and conditions of that website.