On August 25 four individual spiny water fleas were found during routine monitoring of Lake Champlain. The invasive exotic zooplankton species were discovered in the middle portion of the Main Lake between Burlington and Port Kent. Since then they have been confirmed from a total … [Read more...] about Spiny Water Fleas Have Arrived – What Next?
Lakes to Locks Passage has received a grant from the National Park Service’s American Battlefield Protection Program to develop interpretive products that link key battles fought in northeastern New York and Vermont during the 1775-77 campaigns of the American Revolution. The … [Read more...] about Lakes to Locks Passage Awarded Battlefield Preservation Grant
The 2014 Westport Challenge Regatta will be held on August 9, 2014. Once again, we will use the 5-mile triangular course taking boats to Barber's Point, NY, near Scotch Bonnet Rocks by Basin Harbor, VT., then back to the start line in front of the Westport Marina for Classes A … [Read more...] about 2014 Westport Challenge Regatta
Brown’s Brewing Company has brewed a special beer in tribute to the Germans that served at the Battle of Bennington that took place in the Town of Hoosick in 1777 during the American Revolutionary War. The historic Braunschweigers Mumme Ale is a dark, spicy beer created in the … [Read more...] about Brown’s Brewing Company Creates Brew in Commemoration of the Battle of Bennington
I often hear Essex friends and neighbors reminiscing about the "old days" when Lake Champlain froze solid every year. Those days were well chronicled in now yellowing photographs, skaters populating the foreground and an ice shanty village dotting the frozen horizon. Ice fishing … [Read more...] about Lake Champlain Freezing Over