Lake Champlain Monster picture by Sandra Mansi.Lake Champlain is on the border between Vermont and New York, running north and south from Canada to Whitehall, New York. It is America s version of Loch Ness. The only photograph that has not been proven to be a fake was taken by a woman named Sandra Mansi in 1977. Unfortunately, the negative was lost and only one small 3 x 5 print remains. The quality is very poor.Many people have jumped on the Champ myth in order to make a little money. The businesses in the towns near the lake broadcast the myth in order to promote tourism. They sell books, videos, Champ toys, etc. They put up Champ signs and replica statues of the monster. The New York State Assembly and the Vermont Legislature have also jumped into the act. They both passed laws protecting Champ. Politicians always jump on a lie in order to bring a little more money into their state. They could have been more creative in their thinking by offering a one million dollar reward for Champ dead or alive.