“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Plattsburgh in Clinton County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)


— Legends & Lore —

Champy Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Stoessel
1. Champy Marker
Inscription.  Legendary lake monster lives here. Over 300 sightings reported since 1819. Up to 200 feet long. NYS Law protects this regional icon.
Erected 2019 by William G. Pomeroy Foundation, New York Folklore. (Marker Number 55.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsAnthropology & Archaeology. In addition, it is included in the William G. Pomeroy Foundation Legends & Lore Series series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1819.
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. It was located near 44° 42.412′ N, 73° 24.263′ W. Marker was near Plattsburgh, New York, in Clinton County. Marker was on Cumberland Head Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Plattsburgh NY 12901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. A Gift for a Hero (approx. ¼ mile away); Macdonough Farm (approx. half a mile away); John Addoms (approx. 0.9 miles away); Addoms - Hagar Burial Ground
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(approx. 1.1 miles away); Woolsey Mansion (approx. 1.1 miles away); Fort Izard (approx. 1.2 miles away); Heritage Trail (approx. 2.1 miles away); Plattsburg Bay (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Plattsburgh.
Also see . . .
1. The lake monster leaves its mark on the shore line of Lake Champlain ( Article, includes short video. (Submitted on July 15, 2019.) 

2. Champy (William G. Pomeroy Foundation). (Submitted on July 15, 2019.)
Additional commentary.
1. Marker was stolen and now replaced.
In November 2021, the marker was stolen. On Sept 14th, 2022, the marker was replaced and re-installed. Half the funds needed for the replacement were donated by the William C. Pomeroy Foundation and the other half by an outpouring of community support.
    — Submitted September 15, 2022, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
Champy Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Stoessel, July 13, 2019
2. Champy Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on September 15, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 13, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 509 times since then and 115 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 13, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.   2. submitted on July 14, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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Sep. 29, 2023