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Shoreham, Vermont



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Shoreham is a town in Addison County, of the Middlebury-Vergennes region. During the summer, a diesel-powered cable ferry connects the community to Ticonderoga, New York, across Lake Champlain.

It is said the town name came from its location on Lake Champlain, however another story is that it was named for the English town of Shoreham-by-the-Sea, located about halfway between Bristol and Portsmouth on the English Channel, and at the time was well noted as a popular boat-building center.

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Quick Facts About Shoreham

Some notable people of the area include: Ansel Briggs, first governor of Iowa; John W. Cary, a Wisconsin State Senator; John Smith Chipman, a lawyer & politician from Michigan; Columbus Delano, a former United States Secretary of the Interior; Richard G. Desautels, an American POW held by North Korea & China under mysterious circumstances; Selucius Garfielde, a delegate from the Territory of Washington; Silas H. Jennison, the 14th Governor of Vermont; Augustus C. Hand, a lawyer & justice of the New York Supreme Court; Levi P. Morton, a congressman from New York & the 22nd Vice President of the U.S.; Ebenezer J. Ormsbee, the 41st governor of Vermont; Charles Rich, a congressman; Thomas Rowley, a poet known as "The Bard of the Green Mountains;" and Joel Turrill, a congressman from New York.

 

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Nearby Cities and Towns:

Region 6: Middlebury-Vergennes | Bridport | Cornwall | Whiting | Orwell | Lake Champlain

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