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

Southeast Bastion

Fort William Henry

 

—1755 - 1757 —

 
Southeast Bastion Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, July 10, 2008
1. Southeast Bastion Marker
Inscription. The original entrance to the fort was under this bastion. A road led to it from the vicinity of the old Railroad Station and Steamboat dock. About a quarter mile away, the rising hill of tall pines marks the site of the Battle of Lake George. This later became the site of the entrenched camp.
 
Erected by Fort William Henry.
 
Location. 43° 25.184′ N, 73° 42.653′ 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. Southwest Bastion (within shouting distance of this marker); Northeast Bastion (within shouting distance of this marker); Royal Sussex Regiment Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Common Stone (about 300 feet away); Northwest Bastion (about 300 feet away); Lake George Steamboat Company (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.
Marker in Fort William Henry Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, July 10, 2008
2. Marker in Fort William Henry
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 Lake George. Account of the September 8, 1755 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
 
Fort William Henry Parade Grounds Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, July 10, 2008
3. Fort William Henry Parade Grounds
Fort William Henry Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, July 10, 2008
4. 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 752 times since then and 69 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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