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Lake George in Warren County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Northeast Bastion

Fort William Henry

 

—1755 - 1757 —

 
Northeast Bastion Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, July 10, 2008
1. Northeast Bastion Marker
Inscription. This was the flagstaff bastion. During the early days of the bombardment, a French projectile severed a pulley on one of the poles, causing the English flag to fall. One of the carpenters rushed to repair the damage, but as he climbed the pole, had his "head shot off with a ball."
 
Erected by Fort William Henry.
 
Location. 43° 25.217′ N, 73° 42.622′ W. Marker is in Lake George, New York, in Warren County. Marker can be reached from Beach Road, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is located inside of Fort William Henry. Marker is in this post office area: Lake George NY 12845, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Northwest Bastion (within shouting distance of this marker); Southeast Bastion (within shouting distance of this marker); Lake George Steamboat Company (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Southwest Bastion (about 400 feet away); Royal Sussex Regiment Memorial (about 400 feet away); A Common Stone (about 500 feet away); Gen. Henry Knox Trail (approx. 0.2 miles away); Delaware & Hudson Railroad (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Lake George.
 
Related markers. Click here
Marker in Fort William Henry Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, July 10, 2008
2. Marker in Fort William Henry
The marker can be seen here to the left of the photo.
for a list of markers that are related to this marker. View the markers of the four bastions in Fort William Henry.
 
Also see . . .
1. Fort William Henry. (Submitted on February 2, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. The Battle of Fort William Henry. Account of the August 1757 battle by James P. Millard on America’s Historic Lakes website. (Submitted on February 2, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

3. Project Confirms N.Y. Fort's Old Guns Came From Florida Wreck. Article from U.S. News & World Report confirming that the cannon here at Fort William Henry came from the British warship HMS Looe, which sank in the Florida Keys in 1744 after hitting a reef. (Submitted on March 27, 2016, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, French and Indian
 
Artillery in the Northeast Bastion Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, July 10, 2008
3. Artillery in the Northeast Bastion
Cannon on Lake George Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, July 10, 2008
4. Cannon on Lake George
This cannon kept watch over Lake George, seen at the top of the photo.
Parade Grounds Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, July 10, 2008
5. Parade Grounds
The flag in the northeast bastion can be seen in the center of the photo.
Fort William Henry Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, July 10, 2008
6. Fort William Henry
Marker is located in Fort William Henry, on the southern shore of Lake George.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 883 times since then and 73 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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