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Alburgh in Grand Isle County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Historic Lake Islands - Samuel De Champlain

 
 
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By Joe Harness, July 17, 2011
1. Historic Lake Islands - Samuel De Champlain Marker
Inscription.  
These islands were first seen by a European in 1609, when Samuel de Champlain explored the Lake which bears his name and claimed them for the King of France. Ceded in 1763 to Britain, they became part of the Royal Colony of New York. After 1776, several American Revolutionary heroes received Land Grants here and two islands were so named. In 1783, the area joined the Free and Independent Republic of Vermont. Here is history and legend of the famous Allen family, the Green Mountain Boys, Rogers Rangers, and many others.
 
Erected 1965 by Vermont Board of Historic Sites.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraExplorationWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 44° 59.178′ N, 73° 17.76′ W. Marker is in Alburgh, Vermont, in Grand Isle County. Marker is on N.Main Street (U.S. 2) 0 miles south of Missle Base Road, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located next to the Alburgh Welcome and Visitor Information Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 70 N Main Street, Alburgh VT 05440, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Missile Site (a few steps from this marker); The International Boundary is Settled / La frontière internationale est définie (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Montgomery (approx. 3.2 miles away in New York); David Mayo's Sail Ferry (approx. 3.3 miles away in New York); Ezra Thurber’s Home (approx. 3.3 miles away in New York); The Bohannon Site (approx. 3.4 miles away); Site of First School House (approx. 3.4 miles away in New York); The "White House" (approx. 4 miles away in New York). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alburgh.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 18, 2011, by Joe Harness of Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 634 times since then and 32 times this year. Last updated on July 19, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. Photo   1. submitted on November 18, 2011, by Joe Harness of Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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