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Whitehall in Washington County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Birthplace of the United States Navy

 
 
Birthplace of the United States Navy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 16, 2015
1. Birthplace of the United States Navy Marker
Inscription.
Arnold’s Valcour fleet
built in the summer of 1776,
in Skenesborough Harbor,
now Whitehall.

 
Erected by Washington County Historical Society.
 
Location. 43° 33.303′ N, 73° 24.151′ W. Marker is in Whitehall, New York, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Saunders Street, on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Click for map. Marker is located in Riverside Park. Marker is in this post office area: Whitehall NY 12887, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Traveling Along the Canal (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Birthplace of the United States Navy (about 500 feet away); Skenesborough Museum (about 500 feet away); Whitehall (about 600 feet away); U.S.S. Ticonderoga (approx. 0.2 miles away); Whitehall Harbor (approx. 0.2 miles away); Skene’s Mills (approx. 0.3 miles away); Early British Cannon (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Whitehall.
 
Also see . . .  Battle of Valcour Island. (Submitted on October 16, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Birthplace of the United States Navy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 16, 2015
2. Birthplace of the United States Navy Marker
In anticipation of the British invasion fleet of Sir Guy Carleton, Gen. Benedict Arnold established a shipyard here and added three 10-gun galleys and eight 3-gun gundalows to the American fleet. These ships would meet the British at the Battle of Valcour Island on October 11, 1776.
Marker in Whitehall image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 16, 2015
3. Marker in Whitehall
Another Birthplace of the U. S. Navy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 16, 2015
4. Another Birthplace of the U. S. Navy Marker
This marker is located elsewhere in the park.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 235 times since then and 27 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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