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Near Plattsburgh in Clinton County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Champy

 

— 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. 44° 42.412′ N, 73° 24.263′ W. Marker is near Plattsburgh, New York, in Clinton County. Marker is on Cumberland Head Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is 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 marker, measured as the crow flies. A Gift for a Hero (approx. Ό mile away); Macdonough Farm (approx. half a mile away); John Addoms (approx. 0.9 miles away); Addoms - Hagar Burial Ground (approx. 1.1 miles away); Woolsey Mansion (approx. 1.1 miles away); Fort Izard
Champy Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Stoessel, July 13, 2019
2. Champy Marker
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(approx. 1.2 miles away); Heritage Trail (approx. 2.1 miles away); Samuel Champlain (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 (MyNBC5.com). Article, includes short video. (Submitted on July 15, 2019.) 

2. Champy (William G. Pomeroy Foundation). (Submitted on July 15, 2019.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 6, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 13, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 283 times since then and 35 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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May. 21, 2022