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Lake Champlain's Sailing Canal Boats: An Illustrated Journey From Burlington Bay to the Hudson River

Author: Art Cohn
ISBN #: 0964185636
Price: $25.00
Publisher: Lake Champlain Maritime Museum
Publisher Location: Basin Harbor
Book Condition: Near Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: very good
Edition: First edition
Pub Date: 2003
Signed. Lightest shelf wear to the book; jacket has closed tears to the front panel and some rough wear down the edge of the rear flap. First printing / edition stated, no others noted. Signed by the author on the title page. Construction of the Champlain Canal began in 1817 by 1819 the canal was opened from Lake Champlain to Fort Edward on the Hudson River. During the next decades it would be connected to the Erie Canal opening traffic from the entire lake out to the Great Lakes. Canal boats represented the trucking industry of the pre-railroad age. This book attempts to tell the story of this vital link in the economy of the 19th century. Every effort is made to ship all books and other items within 24 hours. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997. An online bookseller with a bookshop sensibility!