Samuel de 1567-1635; Fr. explorer: founded Quebec (1608)
lake on the N section of the border between N.Y. and Vt.: c. 125 mi (201 km) long
after Samuel de Champlain, who discovered it
See Champlain in American Heritage Dictionary 4
A lake of northeast New York, northwest Vermont, and southern Quebec, Canada. It was the site of important battles in the French and Indian War, the American Revolution, and the War of 1812. The region has many popular resorts.
French explorer who founded Port Royal, now Annapolis Royal, in Nova Scotia (1605) and established a settlement (1608) on the site of present-day Quebec.