We had a 9am departure from Schoharie NY and came by Schenectady NY to pick up a depth sounder as the one on Gracie is only working intermittently. Stopped at Whitehall, formerly Skenesborough and met Marie, who gave us a history lesson of the area.
Whitehall is where the US Navy originated when in 1776 commercial vessels were requisitioned and armed to fight the British during the War of Independence commencing with the Battle of Lake Champlain. The township is overlooked by an imposing Victorian Gothic building known as Skene Manor.
We had lunch in an authentic diner at Ticonderoga NY called Burleighs Luncheonette.
We then headed way North on the Western side of the lake to within 2 miles of the Canadian border and within 43 miles of Montreal to the town of Champlain at the Northern end of the lake. We came South through a string of islands in the middle of Lake Champlain and are staying tonight at Colchester in Vermont. The Adirondack Mountains and the lake here are quite beautiful.