Legends of Champ have lived long before Lake Champlain had its name. The Abenaki and the Iroquois have their own legends about a large creature inhabiting the lake, which looked like a large, horned serpent or giant snake. By 1992, over 600 people claimed to have seen Champ all over the lake. Local lore insists Champ lives across the lake from Basin Harbor in underwater caves beneath the Palisades. Pennie shared that “several staff members and guests have seen Champ over the years. Curiously, most sightings have been during cocktail hour”. Have you had a Champ sighting?