champlain champlain  /ʃæm ˈpleɪn/


  1. (n) French explorer in Nova Scotia who established a settlement on the site of modern Quebec (1567-1635)
  2. (n) a lake in northeastern New York, northwestern Vermont and southern Quebec; site of many battles in the French and Indian War and in the American Revolution and in the War of 1812



  1. Vt. boat to cut risk of human waste in Lake Champlain

    A new boat entering Lake Champlain in Burlington, Vt. this week may look like a recreational vessel, but it's on a mission. "Champlain's Ark," as it's called, will target pollution in Lake Champlain. The clean water advocates at the non-profit Lake Champlain International describe it as a one-of-a-kind. It will travel the lake pumping raw bathroom waste from holding tanks in other boats, free of ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: WPTZ Burlington

  2. New Lake Champlain boat to pump out others' tanks

    MONTPELIER — A new boat described as one-of-a-kind is set to launch on Vermont's Lake Champlain with the mission of keeping the lake clean by emptying out other boats' waste tanks.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Burlington Free Press

  3. Lake Champlain's sewage pump-out vessel makes maiden voyage

    Champlain's Ark, a free sewage pumping vessel for boats on Lake Champlain, will be available as a public service this summer. / EMILY McMANAMY/FREE PRESS
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Burlington Free Press


  1. "2008 is a year of historic anniversaries: The 400th anniversary of the founding of Quebec City by Canada's first governor, Samuel de Champlain; the 250th anniversary of the establishment of representative government in Nova Scotia, making Canada...
    on Jul 1, 2008 By: Stephen Harper Source:

  2. "Like the Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria of Christopher Columbus, they opened our world," Fillon said. "For the men and women who accompanied him (Champlain) during the first days of Quebec, France grew larger without division; it...
    on Jul 4, 2008 By: Francois Fillon Source:

  3. "Although the plaintiffs may be correct that Lake Champlain ferries are a less obvious terrorist target than ferries in, for example, New York City or Los Angeles ...... the government ...... need not show that every airport or every ferry terminal...
    on May 27, 2009 By: Sonia Sotomayor Source:

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