Feb 28, 2008 — Lake Champlain figures prominently in many North Country stories. It's become a kind of character who allows - or sometimes prevents - narrow escapes. One of the most well known instances involves the pivotal moment during the American Revolution when Benedict Arnold barely got away from the British Navy. In modern times, it's not an invading force but weather that can make for a treacherous crossing of the Lake. On a recent weekend, a combination of wind and ice tossed a ferryboat around like a bath toy. But it was no game for the passengers. Today's Heard Up North is another chapter in the tempestuous history of Lake Champlain.