Black Snake Affair

Location: Burlington
Tag(s): Lake Champlain
Historical Category: Military History
Video Date: 05/25/17

In support of Jefferson's 1807 embargo the revenue boat Fly engaged the smuggling boat Black Snake on the Winooski River. Death and injury on both sides horrified Vermont, leading to the state supporting Federalists over Jeffersonian Republicans in the next election.

This Place in History is produced in partnership by Local 22 & Local 44 ( and the Vermont Historical Society.

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