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The Tercentenary Celebrations on Lake Champlain

In 2009 the region celebrates the 400th anniversary of the discovery of Lake Champlain by Samuel de  Champlain. 100 years earlier, Vermont, New York and Quebec invited the world to come see and celebrate what the intrepid French Explorer had foundó a rich and beautiful place which had been inhabited by native peoples for generations before. This is Part VII of the story of those festivities.

By James P. Millard

Part VII
Events of 1912 at Crown Point

Again in 1912 historic sites in Crown Point, Ticonderoga and Plattsburgh were visited by diplomats and dignitaries. Throngs boarded the steamers for a chance to see and hear speakers from Albany, Washington, Montreal, and Paris.

On May 2 a French delegation arrived by rail at Ticonderoga from Washington and New York. After a tour of the ruins of this storied fortress, they left for Port Henry, where they embarked upon the Steamer G.R. Sherman for Crown Point. Their intent was to see the beautiful new memorial to Champlain still under construction there.

Click here to learn about the Champlain Memorial Lighthouse dedicated in 1912.


1 THE TERCENTENARY CELEBRATION OF THE DISCOVERY OF LAKE CHAMPLAIN AND VERMONT: A Report to the General Assembly of the State of Vermont. 1910: Issued by the Lake Champlain Tercentenary Commission of Vermont. Montpelier, Vermont: The Capital City Press

LA GRANDE SEMAINE:  F TES DU TROISI»ME CENTENAIRE DE LA DCOUVERTE DU LAC CHAMPLAIN. 1909: RDIG PAR J.-ARTHUR FAVREAU. Secrťtaire de la Sociťtť Historique Franco-Amťricaine. Worcester, Massachusetts: Compagnie De Publication Belisle.

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