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

Northwest Bastion

Fort William Henry

 

— 1755 - 1757 —

 
Northwest Bastion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 10, 2008
1. Northwest Bastion Marker
Inscription.  
This bastion suffered the heaviest damage from Montcalm’s artillery. Here a howitzer shell landed on an ammunition box killing or wounding 16, including a "provincial Officer who was never heard of but part of his coat was found." Each night the army advanced until they were firing from a distance of 150 yards in the general area of the Fort William Henry Hotel complex.
 
Erected by Fort William Henry.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesWar, French and Indian.
 
Location. 43° 25.24′ N, 73° 42.663′ 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. Northeast Bastion (within shouting distance of this marker); Royal Sussex Regiment Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Southwest Bastion (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line);
Marker in Fort William Henry image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 10, 2008
2. Marker in Fort William Henry
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Southeast Bastion (about 300 feet away); A Common Stone (about 400 feet away); Lake George Steamboat Company (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 entry (Submitted on June 28, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

2. Siege of Fort William Henry. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on June 28, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Artillery in the Northwest Bastion image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 10, 2008
3. Artillery in the Northwest Bastion
These are some of the cannon that are on display in the northwest bastion of Fort William Henry.
Fort William Henry Parade Grounds image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 10, 2008
4. Fort William Henry Parade Grounds
Fort William Henry image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 10, 2008
5. 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
6. "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"
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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 1,091 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 2, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   6. submitted on July 17, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.

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