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The Great Highway. A Native American Canoe at Fort Crown Point Overlooking Lake Champlain. Known during colonial times as The Great Highway, Lake Champlain was an important asset for allowing movement from the colonies to Canada and keeping New England a strong, connected force. Lake Champlain was also essential to Native tribes who were the first to construct and use primitive watercraft like canoes to access lake resources such as food, water, tools, transportation, and spiritual needs.

The Great Highway. A Native American Canoe at Fort Crown Point Overlooking Lake Champlain. Known during colonial times as The Great Highway, Lake Champlain was an important asset for allowing movement from the colonies to Canada and keeping New England a strong, connected force. Lake Champlain was also essential to Native tribes who were the first to construct and use primitive watercraft like canoes to access lake resources such as food, water, tools, transportation, and spiritual needs. By Tonya Whitford Condon of Ticonderoga

Known during colonial times as The Great Highway, Lake Champlain was an important asset for allowing movement from the colonies to Canada and keeping New England a strong, connected force. Lake Champlain was also essential to Native tribes who were the first to construct and use primitive watercraft like canoes to access lake resources such as food, water, tools, transportation, and spiritual needs.

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