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Lake Champlain, NY

About Lake ChamplainExtending from Canada southward for 120 miles, Lake Champlain varies from a quarter-mile to 12 miles wide. Two-thirds of its cubic area lies in Vermont; the rest, except for a small Canadian portion, is in New York. Lake Champlain accommodates large vessels and, with its Hudson River connector, the Champlain Canal, makes navigation possible from New York City to Montréal and the Great Lakes.

Legends of Lake Champlain's own version of the Loch Ness Monster have persisted since Samuel de Champlain sighted what he described as a serpentine creature 20 feet long, as thick as a barrel and with a head like a horse. Occasional sightings of the elusive creature, affectionately named “Champ,” still occur, but whether or not a distant cousin of the Scottish sea serpent really resides in the lake remains a matter of speculation.

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