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

Colonial Maritime Heritage

Lake George Battlefield Park

 
 
Colonial Maritime Heritage Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, July 10, 2008
1. Colonial Maritime Heritage Marker
Inscription. Numerous vessels plied the waters of the lake during the French and Indian War (1755-1763) and the American Revolution (1775-1783). Many of the smaller vessels were constructed elsewhere, while others were constructed at the south end of Lake George employing shipwrights from throughout the colonies. These watercraft consisted largely of bateaux, row galleys, sloops, schooners and radeaux. Today, remnants of these warships lie on the lake bottom, sunk during enemy action, or scuttled as a means of winter storage, as was the seven-gun, 52-foot radeau Land Tortoise, discovered in 1990. A number of these sites are open to divers.
 
Location. 43° 25.105′ N, 73° 42.384′ W. Marker is in Lake George, New York, in Warren County. Marker is at the intersection of Beach Road and Fort George Road, on the right when traveling east on Beach Road. Click for map. Marker is located in Lake George Battlefield Park. 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. Delaware & Hudson Railroad (here, next to this marker); Submerged Track (a few steps from this marker); Radeau Land Tortoise (within shouting distance of this marker); Military Dock
Marker in Lake George Battlefield Park Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, July 10, 2008
2. Marker in Lake George Battlefield Park
The Radeau Land Tortoise lies at the bottom of Lake George, seen in the background of this photo.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Gen. Henry Knox Trail (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Hospital (about 300 feet away); Battle of Lake George (about 400 feet away); Memorial to Four Unknown Soldiers (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Lake George.
 
More about this marker. The left of the marker contains a site map of the location of the Land Tortoise, a New York State Submerged Heritage Preserve. Vessel Specifications, as well as directions to the site appear on the map.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Series of marker located in Lake George Battlefield Park.
 
Also see . . .  Land Tortoise. A 1758 Floating Gun Battery. Lake George Historical Association. (Submitted on February 13, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. War, French and IndianWar, US RevolutionaryWaterways & Vessels
 
Land Tortoise Site Map from Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, July 10, 2008
3. Land Tortoise Site Map from Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 939 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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