Lake George in Warren County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Fort William Henry
1755 - 1757
This was the flagstaff bastion. During the early days of the bombardment, a French projectile severed a pulley on one of the poles, causing the English flag to fall. One of the carpenters rushed to repair the damage, but as he climbed the pole, had his "head shot off with a ball."
Erected by Fort William Henry.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles • War, French and Indian.
Location. 43° 25.217′ N, 73° 42.622′ W. Marker is in Lake George, New York, in Warren County. Marker can be reached from Beach Road, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located inside of Fort William Henry. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lake George NY 12845, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Northwest Bastion (within shouting distance of this marker); Southeast Bastion (within shouting distance of this marker); Lake George Steamboat Company (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Southwest Bastion (about 400 feet away); Royal Sussex Regiment MemorialA Common Stone (about 500 feet away); Towers Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lake George (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lake George.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. View the markers of the four bastions in Fort William Henry.
Also see . . .
1. Fort William Henry Museum. Museum website homepage (Submitted on June 30, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
2. Siege of Fort William Henry. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on June 30, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 17, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 2, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,181 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on February 2, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. 7. submitted on July 17, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.