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I cover the Champlain Valley, so I cross back and forth between Vermont and New York a lot. Sometimes the places blur together and I don’t even notice I’ve crossed the state line. But other times – in the islands, in Port Henry and...
I’m writing this blog post from the deck of the Lois McClure, a replica of an 1862 canal schooner, on Lake Champlain. Each year the Lois, manned by crew from the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, sails historical waterways in the northeast. This...
State officials say a nasty invasive species has been identified in the Champlain Canal and the Glens Falls Feeder Canal. According to the state Department of Environmental Conservation, the “spiny water flea” was identified in water...
While traveling last week, I was reading about the battle at Saratoga, one of the fabled turning points in our War of Independence. In the early going of the account, I stumbled across the tale of Benjamin Franklin’s diplomatic mission from...
I put over 300 miles on my car one day earlier this week–left DeKalb, where I live in St. Lawrence County, drove through Tupper Lake and Saranac Lake to Essex and Westport, then back through Elizabethtown to Lake Placid, St. Regis Falls,...
News stories tagged with "lake-champlain"
Jun 24, 2002 — The state is considering new measures to protect lakes and rivers from invasive species - like zebra mussels. For years, environmentalists have warned that the zebra mussels threaten native species. But there's another threat too - to undewater history. Brian Mann joins a team of divers exploring Lake Champlain's underwater historic preserve. Go to full article
May 28, 2002 — At Memorial Day ceremonies yesterday at Fort Ticonderoga, the fife and drum corps also honored the soldiers of France and Britain buried at the site. They performed Le Rondeau and God Save the King, under the direction of Drum Major Mike Edson. Go to full article
May 22, 2002 — The North Country's frosty spring is a nuisance for humans, but for wildlife the cold weather can be deadly. Researchers in the Adirondacks say bats are especially vulnerable. The tiny animals are just emerging from their caves weak and hungry after a long winter's hibernation. As Brian Mann reports, scientists are keeping a close watch on "Indiana" bats - an endangered species found in the Champlain Valley. Go to full article
May 20, 2002 — Brian Mann talks with Todd Hardie, whose Honey Gardens Apiaries keeps bee hives in the St. Lawrence and Lake Champlain valleys. Both regions are famous for their light honey, but have been challenged by drought and cold. Go to full article
May 07, 2002 — Yesterday, we heard about canoe races - the Whitewater Derby in North Creek in particular. Today, we stay on the water, but on a canoe trip of a different sort. Brian Mann paddled up the headwaters of Lake Champlain in the late fall of 2000 - up South Bay, which will never see the traffic that the Saranac, or the Grasse or the Oswegatchie do. There's never a busy season, though the scenery is spectacular. Go to full article
by Todd Moe
Dec 31, 2001 — Since 1985, the Adirondack Youth Orchestra has provided an opportunity for area youth to enhance their music education. Based at Plattsburgh State University, the orchestra is composed of string and wind musicians from across the region. The Adirondack Youth Orchestra's new season starts up on January 6. Todd Moe talks with Mike Branch, a board member with the AYO. Go to full article
Nov 26, 2001 — The body of a hunter was recovered over the weekend after a fatal boating accident on Lake Champlain. Twenty-year-old Joseph Rostak from Plattsburgh drowned on Friday. As Brian Mann reports, three other men survived the accident. Go to full article
Nov 16, 2001 — A consortium of groups have come together to try to attract reactional walkers to the area. The group hopes to develop a walking trail system that connects communities on the New York and Vermont shores of Lake Champlain. Beth Schmidt reports. Go to full article
by Martha Foley
Oct 29, 2001 — North Country Congressman John McHugh meets at the Champlain Port of Entry this morning with his congressional colleagues to show them first-hand the security challenges he says New York and other border states face. Martha Foley reports. Go to full article
Sep 07, 2001 — The Battle of Plattsburgh--what was once seen as a frontier skirmish may have been a defining moment in America's history. Brian Mann has the third part of our series on Lake Champlain's maritime history. Go to full article