A Kayaker's Guide To Lake Champlain

Catherine Frank & Margaret Holden
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This new, revised and updated second edition of A Kayaker s Guide to Lake Champlain offers 50 different paddling adventures that circumnavigate the entire lake, providing an intimate, cove by cove, island by island exploration of America s other great lake. The routes described are illustrated with full-color maps and photographs and enlivened with essays on the Abenaki and other Native Americans, the pivotal naval battles of Plattsburgh and Valcour Island, lighthouses and shipwrecks, the French & Indian wars, the Revolution, the War of 1812, smugglers, the fascinating geology of this fossil-rich one-time arm of the sea, and up-to-date environmental issues like algal bloom, urban and farm runoff, milfoil, zebra mussels, fish hatcheries, and endangered species. The result is a well-rounded overview of a remarkable natural resource, a book that will be of interest not just to paddlers but to all boaters on the lake, tourists, and residents.