Lake Champlain Basin Program Love the Lake Series to Feature Underwater Archaeology and History

Grand Isle, VT – The Patrick Leahy Lake Champlain Basin Program will host Chris Sabick, Executive Director of the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, on Thursday, March 14th for the final presentation of the Love the Lake speaker series. He will present Underwater Archaeology of the Revolution: Current and Future Research on Lake Champlain.

In anticipation of the 250th commemoration of 1776, Chris will highlight current research efforts on the American Revolution in the Champlain Valley. Topics include the Battle of Valcour Bay, ongoing archaeological work at Arnold’s Bay, the gunboat Spitfire, and where Revolutionary War research efforts in the area are headed next. 

This FREE public program begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Lake Champlain Basin Program Office, 54 West Shore Road, Grand Isle, Vermont, located just north of the Grand Isle ferry entrance. Homemade desserts will be served.

For further information, contact the Lake Champlain Basin Program at (802) 372-3213 or email Madeline Reilly at

Those that wish to join virtually can join with this Zoom link (pre-registration through the link is required for Zoom only):


The Lake Champlain Basin Program coordinates and funds efforts that benefit the Lake Champlain Basin’s water quality, fisheries, wetlands, wildlife, recreation, and cultural resources. The program works in partnership with federal agencies, state and provincial agencies from New York, Vermont, and Québec, local communities, businesses, and citizen groups. NEIWPCC—a regional commission that helps the states of the Northeast preserve and advance water quality—serves as the primary program administrator of LCBP at the request of the Lake Champlain Steering Committee and administers the program’s personnel, finances, and contracts. NEIWPCC is a program partner of LCBP. For further information, contact the Lake Champlain Basin Program, 54 West Shore Road, Grand Isle, VT at (802) 372-3213 / (800) 468-5227 or visit

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