Arnold Bay

Location: Panton
Tag(s): Lake Champlain
Historical Category: Military History
Video Date: 05/09/19

Arnold Bay was named after Benedict Arnold, known as a traitor during the American Revolution, but before that he was an important part of fighting for the American cause. He created a navy for Lake Champlain, battled the British at Valcour Island, and burned the boats in this bay during retreat from that battle, effectively stopping the British from gaining a foothold in the area.

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

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