Lake Champlain Dive Sites – New York, Vermont, Quebec, Canada – Shipwrecks, Shore Dives

Lake Champlain is the 6th largest body of fresh water in the United States.  The only larger fresh lakes in the United States are the great lakes.  The lake is 120 miles long and is only 12 miles wide at its widest point.

There are over 70 islands and 600 miles of shoreline on the lake.  Lake Champlain is around 400 feet deep at it’s deepest point.

Lake Champlain is the birthplace of the American Navy, founded in 1776 by Benedict Arnold.


Thompson’s Point – in the town of Charlotte, Vermont  
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Oakledge Park – Oakledge Park has a fascinating history.  At one point it was owned by the Webb family, who later moved to Shelburne and started Shelburne Farms
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Burlington Fishing Pier –  
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Beer Can Island (Malletts Bay) –  
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Bruno’s Reef (Malletts Bay) –  A reef in Mallett’s Bay, Colchester, Vermont.  If you are going to here, you will need a boat and GPS with a depth gauge on your boat.  To get there, you are looking for the coordinates

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Ship Wrecks of the Lake Champlain Underwater Historic Preserve

Horse Ferry
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Coal Barge 
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General Butler
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OJ Walker  
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Phoenix
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Ship Wrecks of Lake Champlain not in the Underwater Historic Preserve

There are several shipwrecks in Shelburne Bay at different depths.  The 6 that we know of were all scuttled out of Shelburne Shipyard.  We are working on locating a Ferry and a Tug Boat.  Once we have located them, and dove them, I’ll post info about them here.

Barge – Shelburne Bay  
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Barge ? – Shelburne Bay

Barge ? – Shelburne Bay