Champlain

Definitions

  • Champlain
    Champlain
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Champlain a lake in northeastern New York, northwestern Vermont and southern Quebec; site of many battles in the French and Indian War and in the American Revolution and in the War of 1812
    • n Champlain French explorer in Nova Scotia who established a settlement on the site of modern Quebec (1567-1635)
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Map Showing Routes of Cartier, Champlain, and La Salle, also French and English Possessions at the Time of the Last French War Map Showing Routes of Cartier, Champlain, and La Salle, also French and English Possessions at the Time of the Last...

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • Champlain In American geology, a term first employed by Emmons to designate a part of the Paleozoic series of the State of New York. Later suggested by Dana as the name of a division of the superficial (Posttertiary) deposits of northeastern North America, connected in origin, according to the prevalent glacial theories (see glacial), with the melting of the great ice-sheet supposed by many geologists to have once extended over that region.
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Usage

In literature:

The name of Champlain must ever stand before all others in the history of Quebec.
"Old Quebec" by Sir Gilbert Parker and Claude Glennon Bryan
There was a neck of land, four miles in breadth, which separated Lake George from Lake Champlain.
"Benjamin Franklin, A Picture of the Struggles of Our Infant Nation One Hundred Years Ago" by John S. C. Abbott
From St Johns transportation to New York was easily effected, through the Richelieu to Lake Champlain and thence to the Hudson.
"The Railway Builders" by Oscar D. Skelton
Black-robed Jesuits and scarfed officers mingled at Champlain's table.
"Famous Firesides of French Canada" by Mary Wilson Alloway
Nuck must go on this expedition to Lake Champlain, and she said it with unshaken voice.
"With Ethan Allen at Ticonderoga" by W. Bert Foster
Now your path is right down to Champlain Street; you can't lose your way.
"Cedar Creek" by Elizabeth Hely Walshe
Champlain, Lake, Lafayette visits, 206.
"Hero Stories from American History" by Albert F. Blaisdell
This connects Lake Champlain of New York and the St. Lawrence in Canada.
"Boys' Book of Indian Warriors" by Edwin L. Sabin
Our army then fell back toward Lake Champlain, setting fire to Chambly, and St. John's behind it.
"Burgoyne's Invasion of 1777" by Samuel Adams Drake
Any one who got bitten by that bug here would be afflicted like the Gadarene swine and rush into Lake Champlain.
"The Bartlett Mystery" by Louis Tracy
I wish it had happened to Lake Champlain.
"Happy House" by Jane D. Abbott
And he could fight as hard and well on water as on land, as you will learn when you read of what he did on Lake Champlain.
"Stories of Our Naval Heroes" by Various
FROM THE ST. LAWRENCE RIVER TO TICONDEROGA, LAKE CHAMPLAIN.
"Voyage of the Paper Canoe" by Nathaniel H. Bishop
Could I but see thee once again, My own, my beautiful Champlain!
"Lives of Celebrated Women" by Samuel Griswold Goodrich
Lake Champlain was named from Samuel de Champlain, who discovered it in July 1609.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 7" by Various
Another was fought some little time afterwards on Lake Champlain.
"Alida" by Amelia Stratton Comfield
He subsequently commanded the small fleet on Lake Champlain and exhibited great skill and bravery.
"Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution" by L. Carroll Judson
It began with Champlain, it ended with Montcalm.
"A Historical Geography of the British Colonies" by Charles Prestwood Lucas
Champlain carefully studied the advantages of Boston and Plymouth.
"The Ifs of History" by Joseph Edgar Chamberlin
It was visited by De Monts and Champlain in 1605, and the next year was further explored by Poitrincourt and Champlain.
"Cape Cod" by Henry D. Thoreau
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In poetry:

Across thy bosom venturous Champlain
And faithful Brule have pursued their way;
Seeking for distant golden Indian vain
Finding Coulonge while searching for Cathay
"Baptism In Lake Aluumette" by Nora Pembroke
I hear a sorrowing western breeze,
Sigh from Champlain's dark ice-girt seas —
Yet 't is a wind-harp strain; —
It mourns so sweetly, that its tone
Has consolation in its moan,
And soothing in its pain.
"For The Carrier Of The Mirror. 1826" by John Gardiner Calkins Brainard

In news:

The discovery of the invasive spin water flea in Lake George has given new urgency to efforts to block its spread to Lake Champlain.
Water chestnuts float near shore in Lake Champlain in Vermont in this undated photo.
Strange sighting on Lake Champlain.
"Strange sighting on Lake Champlain".
PORT HENRY — A Vermont man shot a cell-phone video that some people are calling a new sighting of the legendary Lake Champlain creature, Champ.
A small town on Lake Champlain with a population of 6,400, might seem like an unlikely spot for a publisher to set up shop.
Controlled explosions have brought down the Lake Champlain Bridge between New York and Vermont.
Algae causing a stink on Lake Champlain.
All this hot weather is making a stink for Lake Champlain, literally.
Lake Champlain Basin 's Opportunity For Action Plan.
Police fail to capture lonely cub after he goes for a swim in Lake Champlain.
This video appears to be captured along the shores of Lake Champlain, (my guess is at Wilcox Dock judging by the New York State Canal signage).
Orchards along Lake Champlain are expected to bloom in the coming days.
D'Amico says state troopers and provincial police in Ontario and Quebec will intensify patrols near international crossings in Buffalo, Niagara Falls, the Thousands Islands and Champlain, just north of Plattsburgh.
Time to cut across the scenic Lake Champlain Islands.
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