Near Lake George in Warren County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Track” 5-15 ft of water.
Operated from 1910-1950.
Boats launched off railcars.
205 ft of spur survives.
Erected 2002 by Bateaux Below, Incorporated.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Railroads & Streetcars • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1910.
Location. 43° 25.114′ N, 73° 42.376′ W. Marker is near 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 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. Colonial Maritime Heritage (a few steps from this marker); Delaware & Hudson Railroad (a few steps from this marker); Radeau Land Tortoise (a few steps from this marker); Military Dock (within shouting distance of this marker); Gen. Henry Knox Trail (about The Hospital (about 400 feet away); Battle of Lake George (about 500 feet away); Memorial to Four Unknown Soldiers (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lake George.
Regarding Submerged Track. From a point nearby, a side track nicknamed the "Submarine Railway" sloped off into Lake George. The track extended just over 200 feet into the lake, ending about 15 feet below the surface. Rail cars linked to a steel cable were lowered into the water to a depth where boats could float free of their cradles. From this track many a Chris Craft, Gar Wood, and similar pleasure boats were delivered directly into Lake George. The unique track provided nearly 40 years of service before its retirement and partial removal in 1950. Today a significant portion of the track is preserved under water.
Additional keywords. Delaware & Hudson Railroad Delaware and Hudson Railroad Delaware & Hudson Marine Railway Delaware and Hudson Marine Railway
Credits. This page was last revised on September 28, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 13, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 3,002 times since then and 234 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on February 13, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. 2, 3. submitted on September 27, 2016, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. 4. submitted on February 13, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. 5. submitted on September 28, 2016, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.