Burlington in Chittenden County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
Vermont / Steamer “Vermont”
Major Cross-State Route to the Connecticut River
From this point, where the Winans launched their steamer "Vermont" in 1808, travelers drive eastward on Route US 2, cutting through the Green Mountain Range at Bolton to the Capitol at Montpelier, to Barre - granite center of the world - and to St. Johnsbury, maple sugar city.
Launched here in 1808
John and James Winans built here the second successful steamboat to operate commercially, only two years after Robert Fulton made his historic trip up the Hudson on the "Clermont". The Champlain Transportation Co. was one of the oldest steamboat companies when it suspended operation in 1932.
Erected 1949 by Vermont Historic Sites Commission.
Location. 44° 28.47′ N, 73° 13.251′ W. Marker is in Burlington, Vermont, in Chittenden County. Marker is on King Street Dock 0.1 miles west of Battery Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. The marker is located next to the Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lake Champlain Navy Memorial (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Lone Sailor (about 600 feet away); The Battle of Valcour Island (about 600 feet away); George Dewey, Admiral of the Navy, U.S.N. (about 600 feet away); Honor and Tradition (about 600 feet away); The Battle of Plattsburgh Bay (about 600 feet away); Celebrating Champlain (approx. 0.2 miles away); Quadricentennial Celebration (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Burlington.
Also see . . . Wikipedia - U.S. Route 2 in Vermont. (Submitted on September 14, 2015, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
Categories. • Roads & Vehicles • Waterways & Vessels •
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