Burlington's booming lumber industry

Location: Burlington
Tag(s): IndustryLake Champlain
Historical Category: Technology HistoryTransportation HistoryLocal History
Video Date: 6/14/24

Long before Burlington's waterfront was a destination for recreation, it was the site of a bustling commercial sector, with companies shipping lumber and other goods up and down Lake Champlain. Vermont Historical Society Executive Director Steve Perkins and ABC 22 & Fox 44 Anchor Mike Hoey explore how the Army Corps of Engineers helped make the waterfront suitable for shipping.


This Place in History is produced in partnership by Local 22 & Local 44 (www.mychamplainvalley.com) and the Vermont Historical Society.

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