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

Radeau Land Tortoise

 
 
Radeau Land Tortoise Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 10, 2008
1. Radeau Land Tortoise Marker
Inscription.  
has been designated a
National Historic Landmark

This vessel possesses national significance
in commemorating the history of
the United States of America.

Built by British and provincial forces in 1758, the seven-gun, 26-oar French and Indian War gunboat was sunk two miles north of this point to prevent enemy capture. The only surviving example of her class, she remains at a depth of 107 feet.
1998
National Park Service
United States Department of the Interior

 
Erected 1998 by National Park Service.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, French and IndianWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the National Historic Landmarks series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1758.
 
Location. 43° 25.107′ N, 73° 42.364′ W. Marker is in Lake George, New York, in Warren County. Marker is at the intersection of Beach Road and Fort George Road, on the left when traveling east on Beach Road. Marker is on the Lake George waterfront, across from Lake
Marker on the Lake George Waterfront image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 10, 2008
2. Marker on the Lake George Waterfront
The stone base is in the shape of the bateau.
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George Battlefield Park. 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. Military Dock (a few steps from this marker); Submerged Track (a few steps from this marker); Colonial Maritime Heritage (within shouting distance of this marker); Delaware & Hudson Railroad (within shouting distance of this marker); The Hospital (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gen. Henry Knox Trail (about 400 feet away); Battle of Lake George (about 400 feet away); Memorial to Four Unknown Soldiers (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lake George.
 
Also see . . .
1. The "Land Tortoise" Underwater Preserve Site. New York State Department of Environmental Conservation website entry (Submitted on February 13, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 

2. Diving Into History in Lake George. New York Times article, August 18, 1994 (Submitted on July 3, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Lake George image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 10, 2008
3. Lake George
The Land Tortoise lies at the bottom the lake George, seen in this photo. The site is a New York State Submerged Heritage Preserve.
Land Tortoise Site Map image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 10, 2008
4. Land Tortoise Site Map
This map illustrates the underwater site of the Radeau Land Tortoise.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 13, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,466 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 13, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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