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Champlain Lake, NY

Lake Size: 1,130 km2 (440 sq mi)
Shoreline Length (Miles): 945 km (587 mi)
Deepest Depth: 122 m (400 ft)
Latitude: 44.533333
Longitude: -73.333333
Lake Level Above Sea Level: 29 m (95 ft)
Counties: Clinton County
Cities: Plattsburgh

Information: The lake was named for the French explorer Samuel de Champlain, who encountered it in 1609. While the ports of Burlington, Vermont, Port Henry, New York, and Plattsburgh, New York are little used nowadays except by small craft, ferries and lake cruise ships, they had substantial commercial and military importance in the 18th and 19th century. The local native name for this lake was Ondakina, meaning : The lake in between.
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The New York portion of the Champlain Valley includes the eastern portions of Clinton County and Essex County. Most of this area is part of the Adirondack Park, offering tremendous views of the High Peaks region and many recreational opportunities in the park and along the relatively undeveloped coastline of Lake Champlain. The city of Plattsburgh is to the north and the historic village of Ticonderoga in the southern part of the region.

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