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

Southeast Bastion

Fort William Henry

 

— 1755 - 1757 —

 
Southeast Bastion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 10, 2008
1. Southeast Bastion Marker
Inscription.  The original entrance to the fort was under this bastion. A road led to it from the vicinity of the old Railroad Station and Steamboat dock. About a quarter mile away, the rising hill of tall pines marks the site of the Battle of Lake George. This later became the site of the entrenched camp.
 
Erected by Fort William Henry.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesWar, French and Indian.
 
Location. 43° 25.184′ N, 73° 42.653′ 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. Southwest Bastion (within shouting distance of this marker); Northeast Bastion (within shouting distance of this marker); Royal Sussex Regiment Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Common Stone (about 300 feet away); Northwest Bastion
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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(about 300 feet away); Lake George Steamboat Company (about 500 feet away); Towers Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lake George (approx. ¼ mile 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 July 2, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

2. Fort William Henry "Massacre". U.S. History website entry (Submitted on July 2, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Fort William Henry Parade Grounds image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 10, 2008
3. Fort William Henry Parade Grounds
Fort William Henry image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 10, 2008
4. 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
5. "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 923 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 2, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   5. submitted on July 17, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.

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