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Hudson-Fulton-Champlain Quadricentennial

Samuel De Champlain Links

Champlain Society

The Champlain Society offers an online Digital Collection, with resources spanning 400 years, describing Canada’s history. The Society also hosts public events and publishes papers to promote interest in Canadian history.

The Lake Champlain Basin Program's pages on the Quadricentennial

The Lake Champlain Basin Program works to improve the Lake Champlain Basin’s quality of life, recreation, wetlands, fisheries, and cultural offerings, by partnering with area governments, private efforts, and communities. LCBP supports many educational programs and events, including the recent Quadricentennial, celebrating the 400 years since Samuel de Champlain’s arrival to the area in 1609.

Historian Stan Klos' page on Champlain with related links

Stan Klos offers a quick, informative biography of Samuel de Champlain with a supplementary video.

Samuel de Champlain

This link to Samuel de Champlain’s Wikipedia entry offers an introduction to Champlain’s life and influence.

Virtual Museum of New-France: Samuel de Champlain

The Canadian Museum of Civilizations hosts the Virtual Museum of New France, featuring interactive, informative exhibits.

1605 map of Plymouth Harbor, New England, and account of his running aground at Plymouth

This site by the Pilgrim Hall Museum showcases de Champlain’s hand-drawn map of Plymouth Harbor and an account of running aground in the harbor in 1605.

Samuel de Champlain 1607 map of New France

View de Champlain’s hand-drawn map of the New England and Canadian coast here.

View the e-text of Champlain's Voyages- Volume 1 (full text) , Volume 2 (full text) , and Volume 3 (full text)  at Project Gutenberg to read de Champlain’s 1613 account of his explorations.

America's Historic Lakes
Dedicated to the history of Lake Champlain and Lake George, highlighting the numerous historic sites leading up and down both waterways.
Contains an extract of Samuel de Champlain's journal, describing his discovery of his namesake lake. Also maintains a rather extensive bibliography of print resources.

 

Lake Champlain Maritime Museum
Covers two location s on Lake Champlain - the museum at Basin Harbor and the Burlington Shipyard. Between them, there are over a dozen exhibits covering the "maritime history and nautical archaeology of the Champlain Valley through hands-on exhibits, videos and audio displays, and historical artifacts ". The Museum also maintains the Philadelphia II, a replica of a 1776 gunboat, and the Louis McLure, a replica 1862 canal schooner.

 

Lake Champlain Research Consortium
Located at Middlebury College in Vermont, the Lake Champlain Research Consortium focuses on the ecological story of America's sixth largest lake. The website provides links to student research, photos of field trips, and summaries of regularly held workshops and conferences.


France in America- digital library of sources

 This bilingual digital library of maps, images, books, and other resources is organized around the theme of French and U.S. relations, particularly the exploration and settlement of the North American continent and other pivotal events, including the American Revolution, the French and Indian War, and the Louisiana Purchase.

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