Lake Champlain Vermont - Serene Reflections

By James Aiken Photography


The sun rises over The Sand Bar State Park in Milton, Vermont on a calm and peaceful morning in New England.

Lake Champlain (French: Lac Champlain) is a natural freshwater lake in North America, located mainly within the borders of the United States (states of Vermont and New York) but is also partially situated across the Canadaï¿œUnited States border in the Canadian province of Quebec.
The lake was named after the French explorer Samuel de Champlain, who encountered it in 1609. While the ports of Burlington, Vermont; Port Henry, New York; and Plattsburgh, New York today are primarily used by small craft, ferries and lake cruise ships, they were of substantial commercial and military importance in the 18th and 19th centuries.
A variety of Native American names for the lake were recorded by historians. Many historical works give Caniaderi Guarunte as the Iroquois name for the lake (meaning: mouth or door of the country); the lake was an important northern gateway to their lands. A number of other sources give Petonbowk (meaning the lake in between) as the Abenaki name in their Algonquian language for the lake. The St. Francis/Sokoki Abenaki Band, who make their home along the Masipskiwibi River (in Missisquoi language, "Crooked River") in northwestern Vermont, call the lake Bitawbagok, which has the same meaning as Petonbowk. (Information obtained from Wikipedia) see less

The sun rises over The Sand Bar State Park in Milton, Vermont on a calm and peaceful morning in New England.

Lake Champlain (French: Lac Champlain) is a natural freshw… see more

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