2016 New England travel blog

Spirit of Ethan Allen

Ticket Office

Mountain tops covered in clouds

Candy on Fantail

Rock Cliffs

Rock Cliffs

It did rain over night but not very severe. We laid around in the morning and decided that we would take the Lake Champlain Cruise this afternoon. The ship, Spirit of Ethan Allen III, is the largest cruise ship on the lake. It is 140’ long and 33’ wide that can hold up to 363 passengers. The cruise is about 90 minutes long and they explain the history of Lake Champlain and the role it played in the Revolutionary War. The lake also has its own lake monster, Champ. In 1609 Samuel de Champlain wrote that he saw a lake monster five feet long, as thick as a man's thigh, with silver-gray scales a dagger could not penetrate. The alleged monster had 2.5 foot jaws with sharp and dangerous teeth. Native Americans claimed to have seen similar monsters 8 to 10 feet. This mysterious creature is likely the original Lake Champlain monster. We took our cruise but did not see the monster, must have been napping. It was very enjoyable and the weather couldn’t have been better. The cruise reminded us of Pictured Rocks in the UP, the cliffs had the same stains from elements leaching.

After the cruise we walked down to the park where there was supposed to be a free concert. The free concert was $65.00 so we passed on it. Went back to the motorhome to prepare to leave in the morning for Woodstock New Hampshire.

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