All this week in our series "History Under the Waves" VPR is looking at five historic wrecks that lie at the bottom of Lake Champlain. Today, we look at the Phoenix. Built in 1815, it was the second commercial steamboat launched on Lake Champlain.
In the first part of our series "History Under The Waves" we look at the Gunboat Spitfire, a part of Benedict Arnold’s fleet of ships assigned the task of repeling the British as they advanced down Lake Champlain in 1776.
Andy Kolovos, archivist with the Vermont Folklife Center talks with VPR’s Jane Lindholm about "Young Charlotte", a folk ballad that is part of a collection of songs celebrating Vermont music in a new two-disc collection.
All this week, as part of VPR’s special Champlain 400 programming, commentator Mike Martin has been looking at the New World through the "Eyes of Champlain." Today, he offers a brief glimpse of the man himself.
Vermont is welcoming dignitaries to the state this weekend to
commemorate the 400th anniversary of Samuel de Champlain’s
exploration of the region. One
of those who will be visiting is Pierre Arcand, Quebec’s International Relations Minister.