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Ticonderoga in Essex County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Samuel De Champlain

 
 
Samuel De Champlain Memorial Site image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, September 12, 2020
1. Samuel De Champlain Memorial Site
Inscription.  
( center tablet )
On July 30 1609, French Explorer
Samuel de Champlain and native
allies met near here and fought
the Battle of Ticonderoga

( right tablet)
Born around 1567 in the coastal town of Brouge, France, young Samuel de Champlain grew into a remarkable man expert in many fields. He was a Soldier by profession, a Mariner in passion, yet known best as an Explorer, the first to step foot in our area. As a Mapmaker, he set new standards with his precision and detail. As a Naturalist, he planted experimental gardens and introduced roses into the New France. Champlain was a Humanist with a intense interest in and a sympathetic respect for other peoples differences. He befriended the Algonquin speaking Indians enjoying peaceful cohabitation. As a Visionary, he found Lake Champlain to be a special place, beautiful and peaceful, full of hope and promise, and named it after himself. In fostering of good relationships, he was unique in encouraging new cultural understanding and stood stalwart for Peace though Diplomacy. Samuel de Champlain, a extraordinary man, is celebrated for his principles
Center Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, September 12, 2020
2. Center Tablet
as a Leader, his unequaled honesty with Native Americans and Europeans alike, and is remembered as the father of New France.

( left tablet )
Ticonderoga, a place named by the Iroquois "Tekonlaroken", a meeting place of two waters.
La Chute Falls "it was necessary to pass a fall in order to go there (with I afterward saw) -- from Champlain Journals
 
Erected by Kiwanis Club of Ticonderoga.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Exploration.
 
Location. 43° 51.015′ N, 73° 25.156′ W. Marker is in Ticonderoga, New York, in Essex County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Rogers Street and Canal Heights, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ticonderoga NY 12883, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1756 French Saw Mill on La Chute River (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sharing the Flow (about 400 feet away); Rivière de La Chute (about 500 feet away); A Way to the World (about 500 feet away); Tower Avenue Grindstones (about 700 feet away); Lakes to Locks Passage (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Power of Water (approx. 0.2 miles away); Grand Carry Landing (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ticonderoga.
 
Right Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, September 12, 2020
3. Right Tablet
Left Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel
4. Left Tablet
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 7, 2020, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 32 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 7, 2020, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.
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