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

Submerged Track

 
 
Submerged Track Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 10, 2008
1. Submerged Track Marker
Inscription.
Offshore lies D & H “Marine
Track” 5-15 ft of water.
Operated from 1910-1950.
Boats launched off railcars.
205 ft of spur survives.

 
Erected 2002 by Bateaux Below, Incorporated.
 
Location. 43° 25.114′ N, 73° 42.376′ W. Marker is near Lake George, New York, in Warren County. Marker is at the intersection of Beach Road and Fort George Road, on the left when traveling east on Beach Road. Click for map. Marker is on the Lake George waterfront, across from 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. Colonial Maritime Heritage (a few steps from this marker); Delaware & Hudson Railroad (a few steps from this marker); Radeau Land Tortoise (a few steps from this marker); Military Dock (within shouting distance of this marker); Gen. Henry Knox Trail (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Hospital (about 400 feet away); Battle of Lake George (about 500 feet away); Memorial to Four Unknown Soldiers (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Lake George.
 
Regarding Submerged Track. From a point nearby,
Submerged Track Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, September 25, 2016
2. Submerged Track Marker
a side track nicknamed the "Submarine Railway" sloped off into Lake George. The track extended just over 200 feet into the lake, ending about 15 feet below the surface. Rail cars linked to a steel cable were lowered into the water to a depth where boats could float free of their cradles. From this track many a Chris Craft, Gar Wood, and similar pleasure boats were delivered directly into Lake George. The unique track provided nearly 40 years of service before its retirement and partial removal in 1950. Today a significant portion of the track is preserved under water.
 
Additional keywords. Delaware & Hudson Railroad Delaware and Hudson Railroad Delaware & Hudson Marine Railway Delaware and Hudson Marine Railway
 
Categories. Railroads & StreetcarsWaterways & Vessels
 
Submerged Track Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, September 25, 2016
3. Submerged Track Marker
View is to the northwest, looking along the sidewalk into the Village of Lake George. The marker is in the grassy area to the right of the sidewalk, along the edge of Lake George Dog Beach.
Submerged Track Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 10, 2008
4. Submerged Track Marker
A track of the Delaware & Hudson Railroad curved from the railroad station to the steamboat pier seen in the background.
Launching a Boat image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, September 25, 2016
5. Launching a Boat
Photo from the Collection of Jim Shaughnessy
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 842 times since then and 168 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   2, 3. submitted on , by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.   4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   5. submitted on , by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page was last revised on September 28, 2016.
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