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Plattsburgh

(Encyclopedia) Plattsburgh, city (1990 pop. 21,255), seat of Clinton co., NE N.Y., on Lake Champlain; settled 1767, inc. 1902. It is a trade and distribution point, with plants making…

South Burlington

(Encyclopedia) South Burlington, city (1990 pop. 12,809), Chittenden co., NW Vt., on Lake Champlain; inc. 1971. Electronic equipment, skiing equipment, and medical instruments are…

Winooski

(Encyclopedia) Winooski, river, 90 mi (145 km) long, rising in NE Vermont and flowing southwest, then northwest, across the state, passing Montpelier and Waterbury and entering Lake…

Isle La Motte

(Encyclopedia) Isle La Motte īl lə mŏt [key], island and village, 6 mi (9.7 km) long and 2 mi (3.2 km) wide, in Lake Champlain, NW Vt. The French chose the island as the site for Fort…

Van Curler, Arent

(Encyclopedia) Van Curler or Van Corlaer, Arent är´ənt văn kûr´lər, vän kôr´lär [key], 1619–67, Dutch colonist in New Netherland. He came (1637) to the colony to assist in…

Ausable Chasm

(Encyclopedia) Ausable Chasm ôsā´bəl [key], gorge, 2 mi (3.2 km) long, from 20 to 50 ft (6–15 m) wide, from 100 to 200 ft (30–61 m) deep, NE N.Y. The chasm, with its rapids, waterfalls…

Macomb, Alexander

(Encyclopedia) Macomb, Alexander məkōm´ [key], 1782–1841, American army officer, b. Detroit, Mich. He entered the army in 1799. In the War of 1812, as brigadier general in command at…

Macdonough, Thomas

(Encyclopedia) Macdonough, Thomas məkdŏn´ə [key], 1783–1825, American naval officer, b. New Castle co., Del. In the Tripolitan War he took part in the burning of the captured…

New York State Canal System

(Encyclopedia) New York State Canal System, waterway system, 524 mi (843 km) long, traversing New York state and connecting the Great Lakes with the Finger Lakes, the Hudson River, and…

Quebec campaign

(Encyclopedia) Quebec campaign, 1775–76, of the American Revolution. The Continental Congress decided to send an expedition to Canada to protect the northern frontier from British…