Lake Bomoseen

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Locals tell of three men who long ago set out to cross Lake Bomoseen to the tavern on its shore, and were never seen again. Only their boat was found floating empty on the water. Now, during full-moon nights, folks here say that a phantom rowboat can be seen moving across the lake.

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Lake Bomoseen
Bomoseen, VT
United States

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43.6434395, -73.21460780000001
Rutland County, Vermont
Nearest Towns:
Castleton, VT (2.9 mi.)
Fair Haven, VT (4.2 mi.)
Benson, VT (6.5 mi.)
Hampton, NY (8.4 mi.)
Poultney, VT (8.8 mi.)
West Rutland, VT (9.2 mi.)
Pittsford, VT (10.3 mi.)
Whitehall, NY (11.2 mi.)
Rutland, VT (12.3 mi.)
Brandon, VT (12.4 mi.)

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  1. Years ago I used to spend summers on Bomoseen. We would canoe to “The Dog,” as the local tavern was called. I seen that ghost rowboat two times, though once I was so loaded that I saw two at the same time.

    • February 1992 11:00 pm stranded about a 1/2 mile off shore (drake road access) east side
      Of lake, 3 of us waited for the return of the first snowmobile with gas, cold clear night
      Suddenly got still, quiet, no wind, then an ice chip flew across the snow infront of us!
      There were no preasure crackes to cause it, no explenation can be found.

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