Champlain


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Cham·plain

 (shăm-plān′), Lake
A lake of northeast New York, northwest Vermont, and southern Quebec, Canada. It was the site of important battles in the French and Indian War, the American Revolution, and the War of 1812. The region has many popular resorts.

Cham·plain

 (shăm-plān′, shäN-plăN′), Samuel de 1567?-1635.
French explorer who founded Port Royal, now Annapolis Royal, in Nova Scotia (1605) and established a settlement (1608) on the site of present-day Quebec.

Champlain

(ʃæmˈpleɪn)
n
(Placename) Lake Champlain a lake in the northeastern US, between the Green Mountains and the Adirondack Mountains: linked by the Champlain Canal to the Hudson River and by the Richelieu River to the St Lawrence; a major communications route in colonial times

Champlain

(ʃæmˈpleɪn; French ʃɑ̃plɛ̃)
n
(Biography) Samuel de (samyɛl də). ?1567–1635, French explorer; founder of Quebec (1608) and governor of New France (1633–35)

Cham•plain

(ʃæmˈpleɪn)

n.
1. Samuel de, 1567–1635, French explorer: founder of Quebec; first colonial governor 1633–35.
2. Lake, a lake between New York and Vermont. 125 mi. (200 km) long; ab. 600 sq. mi. (1550 sq. km).
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Noun1.Champlain - French explorer in Nova Scotia who established a settlement on the site of modern Quebec (1567-1635)Champlain - French explorer in Nova Scotia who established a settlement on the site of modern Quebec (1567-1635)
2.Champlain - a lake in northeastern New York, northwestern Vermont and southern QuebecChamplain - 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
Quebec - the largest province of Canada; a French colony from 1663 to 1759 when it was lost to the British
Empire State, New York State, NY, New York - a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies
Green Mountain State, Vermont, VT - a state in New England
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The lengthened sheet of the Champlain stretched from the frontiers of Canada, deep within the borders of the neighboring province of New York, forming a natural passage across half the distance that the French were compelled to master in order to strike their enemies.
Lake George, as it is vulgarly, and now, indeed, legally, called, forms a sort of tail to Lake Champlain, when viewed on the map.
When, therefore, intelligence was received at the fort which covered the southern termination of the portage between the Hudson and the lakes, that Montcalm had been seen moving up the Champlain, with an army "numerous as the leaves on the trees," its truth was admitted with more of the craven reluctance of fear than with the stern joy that a warrior should feel, in finding an enemy within reach of his blow.
That of New Hampshire is to be marched to Georgia, of Georgia to New Hampshire, of New York to Kentucky, and of Kentucky to Lake Champlain.
The Indian, paddling his birch canoe on Lake Champlain, looked up at the high ramparts of Ticonderoga, stone piled on stone, bristling with cannon, and the white flag of France floating above.
There is one American boat - the vessel which carried us on Lake Champlain, from St.
I am refreshed and expanded when the freight train rattles past me, and I smell the stores which go dispensing their odors all the way from Long Wharf to Lake Champlain, reminding me of foreign parts, of coral reefs, and Indian oceans, and tropical climes, and the extent of the globe.
Last assigned to the cruiser-typical role of Air Warfare Commander (AWC) for the Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group, Lake Champlain has since completed a six-month extended dry-docking selected restricted availability (EDSRA) that modernized, among other things, her CIWS mounts, engine rooms, berthing compartments and galley.
Samuel de Champlain (1580-1635) is known today as the "Father of New France.
Blue-green algae, (cyano-bacteria) are a common and natural component of the microscopic plants (plankton) in Lake Champlain.
In 1609, several Huron and Algonquin chiefs arrived in Quebec to ask Samuel de Champlain for help.
At its maximum extent about 11,000 years ago, the Champlain Sea, as this body of water was called, covered some 55,000 square kilometres--about the size of Nova Scotia.

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