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300-year-old French fort found near Lake Champlain

The remains of what may be a French fort dating back to the 1730s has been found on the Vermont shore of Lake Champlain. When engineers determined the old Lake Champlain Bridge was unsafe and needed to be replaced, it seemed like the regrettable end of a historic landmark.

Map of Lake Champlain bottom reveals 300 historic shipwrecks

The bottom of Lake Champlain has been mapped by underwater sonar, revealing a slew of treasures, from historic shipwrecks to airplanes and railroad cars. With the mapping project now concluded, Cohn says the urgent mission now is development of a permanent lake management plan that ensures the nearly 300 shipwrecks are