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Understanding The Significance Of The Revolutionary War Battle Of Valcour Island

An aerial photo of Lake Champlain in the summertime, with blue skies and water and a few fluffy white clouds overhead.
Peter Hirschfeld
VPR File
The Revolutionary War Battle of Valcour Island took place on Lake Champlain on October 11, 1776.

On October 11, 1776, a significant Revolutionary War naval battle took place on Lake Champlain — the Battle of Valcour Island. But why was this battle so significant? This hour, we talk to journalist and author Jack Kelly about his new book Valcour: The 1776 Campaign That Saved the Cause of Liberty.

Our guest is:

  • Jack Kelly, journalist and author of several books, including Valcour: The 1776 Campaign That Saved the Cause of Liberty

Broadcast live on Thursday, July 15, 2021 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.

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Bob is a veteran Vermont journalist, specializing in political reporting. He is based in VPR’s Capital Bureau located across the street from Vermont’s Statehouse. Prior to joining VPR full time in 2002, Bob ran the Vermont News Service for 21 years. The service provided daily local news for eleven stations, including VPR. Bob started the News Service following a stint as news director for WNCS.
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