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

Northwest Bastion

Fort William Henry

 

—1755 - 1757 —

 
Northwest Bastion Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, July 10, 2008
1. Northwest Bastion Marker
Inscription. This bastion suffered the heaviest damage from Montcalm’s artillery. Here a howitzer shell landed on an ammunition box killing or wounding 16, including a "provincial Officer who was never heard of but part of his coat was found." Each night the army advanced until they were firing from a distance of 150 yards in the general area of the Fort William Henry Hotel complex.
 
Erected by Fort William Henry.
 
Location. 43° 25.24′ N, 73° 42.663′ 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. Northeast Bastion (within shouting distance of this marker); Royal Sussex Regiment Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Southwest Bastion (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Southeast Bastion (about 300 feet away); A Common Stone (about 400 feet away); Lake George Steamboat Company
Marker in Fort William Henry Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, July 10, 2008
2. Marker in Fort William Henry
(about 500 feet away); Gen. Henry Knox Trail (approx. 0.3 miles away); Delaware & Hudson Railroad (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lake George.
 
Related markers. Click here 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 cannons 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 Northwest Bastion Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, July 10, 2008
3. Artillery in the Northwest Bastion
These are some of the cannon that are on display in the northwest bastion of Fort William Henry.
Fort William Henry Parade Grounds Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, July 10, 2008
4. Fort William Henry Parade Grounds
Fort William Henry Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, July 10, 2008
5. 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 896 times since then and 84 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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