Wrecks of Lake Champlain


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Wrecks of Lake Champlain

Lake Champlain covers more than 500 square miles, reaches 400 feet at its greatest depth, and is the home of over 300 shipwrecks. Some of the wrecks date back to the Revolutionary War, while others were sunk or scuttled as recently as the 1960s. The Lake Champlain Maritime Museum has a great overview of the wrecks that lay within lake. The wrecks lie in depths that range from 12ft to 100ft making it an ideal location for all experience levels. Some fan favorites include the OJ Walker, General Butler, Horse Powered Ferry, and the Coal Barge.

The bottom composition of the lake is fine silt. Poor buoyancy control has the potential to completely destroy visibility. The lake has a thermocline – even in the summer, thicker exposure suits are required.


CAL 8/23/17