Most Scenic Ferry Crossing In North America. Built at Shelburne Harbor, Vermont, and completed in the spring of 1948. Maiden Voyage July 2, 1948, on run from Burlington, Vt., to Pt. Kent, N.Y., across Lake Champlain. Named after the famous naval battle on Lake Champlain at Valcour Island between the American patriots and the British on October 11, 1776. 190 feet long, 447 gross tons, powered with four 350 H.P. diesel engines. Capacity 55 cars on main deck. Passenger Lounge, souvenirs, gifts and restaurant below.