Shelburne Vermont, is a town in southwestern Chittenden County, located along the shores of Lake Champlain, just a few minutes south of Burlington, Vermont.
The Shelburne Museum, Shelburne Farms and the Vermont Teddy Bear Company are all located in Shelburne, and there is a beach on Lake Champlain, maintained by the town, with a boat launch and nature park.
The Lake Champlain Transportation Company established its shipyard at Shelburne Harbor and launched its first steamboat in 1825. In 1955, the "Ticonderoga" was moved to the Shelburne Museum, where it is now on display.
Some noted residents of Shelburne included: Governor of Vermont, Madeleine Kunin; NASCAR driver, Kevin Lepage; first senator from Michigan, Lucius Lyon; congressman, Ezra Meech; entrepreneur & shipbuilder in the Washington Territory, Geirge A. Meigs; lieutenant governor of Vermont, Barbara Snelling; governor of Vermont, Richard Snelling; art collector & founder of the Shelburne Museum, Electra Havemeyer Webb; railroad executive & founder of Shelburne Farms, Dr William Seward Webb.
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