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Dr. Charles N. Perkins

 
 
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By Alexander Schwarzmueller, July 22, 2021
1. Dr. Charles N. Perkins Marker
Inscription.  Perkins Pier was named for Dr. Charles N. Perkins, a Burlington physician for over 50 years. Dr. Perkins was born in Burlington on May 25. 1880, and died in Burlington on June 15. 1959. Dr. Perkins was a general practitioner, spending his entire life caring for the sick, injured and handicapped of the Burlington area, many of them the poorer people of Burlington and surrounding towns.

Dr. Perkins was also an alderman from ward 2 for several terms. His chief endeavor was to make Lake Champlain a resource that could be enjoyed by everyone, rich and poor alike. He felt that Lake Champlain was Burlington's greatest asset, and he was a visionary in trying to make it available and enjoyable for the present generation, and to also protect it and save it for future generations.

It was at the first alderman's meeting after his death that the "old salt dock” was renamed Perkins Pier in honor of Dr. Charles N. Perkins. It was the greatest honor that the city of Burlington could bestow on this man that did so much to enrich the lives of others, and who appreciated and cherished Lake Champlain so very much.
 
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marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational AreasScience & MedicineWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical date for this entry is May 25, 1880.
 
Location. 44° 28.397′ N, 73° 13.24′ W. Marker is in Burlington, Vermont, in Chittenden County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Maple Street and Railroad Lane. Marker is at Perkins Pier, past the foot of Maple Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Lavalley Lane, Burlington VT 05401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ground Beneath Your Feet (within shouting distance of this marker); Vermont / Steamer "Vermont" (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lake Champlain Navy Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Lone Sailor (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Battle of Valcour Island (approx. 0.2 miles away); George Dewey, Admiral of the Navy, U.S.N. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Honor and Tradition (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Battle of Plattsburgh Bay (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Burlington.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 31, 2021, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 61 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on July 31, 2021, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.   2. submitted on October 4, 2021, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.

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