The summer movie season is in full swing with blockbuster after blockbuster duking it out for box office gold. And it’s got VPR’s Tim Johnson thinking about another movie sensation that premiered fifty years ago today.
All this week in our series "History Under the Waves" VPR is looking at five historic wrecks that lie at the bottom of Lake Champlain. Today, we look at the Phoenix. Built in 1815, it was the second commercial steamboat launched on Lake Champlain.
In the first part of our series "History Under The Waves" we look at the Gunboat Spitfire, a part of Benedict Arnold’s fleet of ships assigned the task of repeling the British as they advanced down Lake Champlain in 1776.