Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Vermont (Steamboat), 1809
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There have been 15 steamboats built upon Lake Champlain since the introduction of steam upon its waters. The first was the VERMONT, built at Burlington in 1809, of 167 tons and 20 horsepower. 1st. PHOENIX was built at Vergennes in 1815, of 330 tons and 46 horsepower. She was burnt on September 5, 1819. The steamboats now running are the WASHINGTON, 135 tons; WINOOSKI, 226; BURLINGTON, 460; WHITEHALL, 460; SARANAC, 331; FRANCIS SALTUS, 450.
      Daily National Pilot
      June 5, 1845

Paddle wheel steamer VERMONT, of 167 tons. Built Burlington, Vt., in 1809. First home port, Alburg, Vt.
DISPOSITION:- Lost 1815.
      Merchant Steam Vessels of the United States, 1790 to 1868
      The Lytle-Holdcamper List


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1st. Steamboat on L. Champlain
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William R. McNeil
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Vermont (Steamboat), 1809