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Kevin Pricket circles Valcour Island
Kevin Pricket circles Valcour Island

A Spring Paddle Around Valcour Island, By Kayak

After our long winter, spring has finally arrived in the North Country. The ice has left most of the lakes. Loons and herons are returning to their nests. This week, Brian Mann ventured out in his kayak, visiting Valcour Island on Lake Champlain. He sends this audio postcard.  Go to full article

A Fife Tune From the Colonial Era

Listen to Gregory Veens rendition of Free America on the fife.  Go to full article

Maritime History in Lake Champlain,
Part 2 of 3, Rediscovering the Battle of Valcour Island

This month--225 years ago--Benedict Arnold launched his fleet of ships on Lake Champlain. The history of that campaign is now being rediscovered and re-evaluated. Archeologists are pulling long-lost artifacts from the muddy silt near the battle of Valcour Island. Re-enactors are bringing to life a desperate, brutal struggle that helped to launch the American Revolution. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

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