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Champlain Lake

Champlain, Lake, separates New York state from Vermont. Its surface, 9.3 feet above sea-level, is upwards of 100 miles in length, and from one at its S. end to fourteen miles, at its N. end, broad. Its surplus waters are discharged into the St. Lawrence by the Richelieu river. It is also connected by canal with the Hudson river. It is named after Samuel Champlain, who discovered it in 1609.