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

Northeast Bastion

Fort William Henry

 

— 1755 - 1757 —

 
Northeast Bastion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 10, 2008
1. Northeast Bastion Marker
Inscription.  
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 CastlesWar, 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 Memorial
Marker in Fort William Henry image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 10, 2008
2. Marker in Fort William Henry
The marker can be seen here to the left of the photo.
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(about 400 feet away); A 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.) 
 
Artillery in the Northeast Bastion image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 10, 2008
3. Artillery in the Northeast Bastion
Cannon on Lake George image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 10, 2008
4. Cannon on Lake George
This cannon kept watch over Lake George, seen at the top of the photo.
Parade Grounds image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 10, 2008
5. Parade Grounds
The flag in the northeast bastion can be seen in the center of the photo.
Fort William Henry image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 10, 2008
6. Fort William Henry
Marker is located in Fort William Henry, on the southern shore of Lake George.
"Project Confirms N.Y. Fort's Old Guns Came From Florida Wreck" image. Click for more information.
via U.S News and World Report, 2016
7. "Project Confirms N.Y. Fort's Old Guns Came From Florida Wreck"
U.S. News and World Report website entry:
"Liz Zieschang, left, and Claudia Young measuring one of nine mystery cannons at the Fort William Henry Museum in Lake George, N.Y. JOSEPH W. ZARZYNSKI VIA AP"
Click for more information.
 
 
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 1,124 times since then and 39 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.

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