Ticonderoga in Essex County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Samuel De Champlain
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On July 30 1609, French Explorer
Samuel de Champlain and native
allies met near here and fought
the Battle of Ticonderoga
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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
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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. A significant historical date for this entry is July 30, 1609.
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); Crossroads of a Community (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lakes to Locks Passage (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Lakes to Locks Passage (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ticonderoga.
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 82 times since then and 10 times this year. 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.