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The Lake Series: Lake George & Lake Champlain
August 16, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fort Ticonderoga hosts “The Lake Series: Lake George and Lake Champlain” on three Saturdays this summer, June 21, August 16, and September 6. The series explores the history, geography, culture, ecology, and current issues related to the Lake George and Lake Champlain region. The Series takes place in the Deborah Clarke Mars Education Center and is open to the public.
The Series feature presentations in three strands each day:
Saturday, June 21: “The Fresh Water Fight for a Nation: Benedict Arnold and the Battle of Valcour Island” by James Nelson; “In Stoddard’s Footsteps” by Mark Bowie, and “Long-Term Patterns in Lake Champlain Plankton” by Timothy Mihuc.
Saturday, August 16: “Artifacts from the Boscawen, an 18th-Century British Sloop on Lake Champlain” by Chris Fox, “The Current Status of Invasive Species in Lake George” by Kristen Rohne, and “Charles R. Wood and Lake George: Tourism’s Growth” by Stan Cianfarnano and Marilyn Van Dyke.
Saturday, September 6: “A Brief History of Steamboating on Lake George and Lake Champlain” by Rich Strum, “The Hidden World of Lake Champlain, a New Look at What Lies Beneath the Surface” by Tom Manley, and “The Northeast Passage: New York to Montreal” by Rick Moulton.
Pre-registration for this series is required. Participants can register for one, two, or all three Saturdays. Those registering before the June 21 session can register for all three days and save 20%. Go here to register and learn more.
You can learn more about the series and other programs at www.fortticonderoga.org. Select the “Explore and Learn” tab and select “Life Long Learning” on the drop-down menu.
The Lake Series is supported in part by the South Lake Champlain Fund of the Vermont Community Foundation and by National Grid.