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Small New York Town Hopes Champ — Their Local Lake Monster — Is Key To Its Future

Andrea Anesi of Port Henry's Chamber of Commerce wears a homemade lake monster face mask and a Champ promotion pin from the 1980s. (Julia Press)
Andrea Anesi of Port Henry's Chamber of Commerce wears a homemade lake monster face mask and a Champ promotion pin from the 1980s. (Julia Press)

Port Henry, a small hamlet on the shore of Lake Champlain in New York, is home to 1,200 residents and one local lake monster named Champ. Some residents are banking that Champ could help jumpstart Port Henry’s economy.

Julia Press reports. Her story comes to us from North Country Public Radio.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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