Illustrated background articles provide an overview of the historical relationship between Lake Champlain and eighteenth century European settlers. They are divided into four categories: the article on Natural History provides an introduction to the rich ecological and geological history of the Lake Champlain Basin, while articles on Agriculture, Transportation and Waterpower discuss the specific ways in which settlers interacted with the Lake and its tributaries.
The information in these articles was drawn from more extensive books and articles, many of which are listed under Related Readings. Scroll over quotations to see the citation. The sidebar offers Teaching Resources, such as field trips and outreach programs, related to the subject.