“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Lake George in Warren County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Delaware & Hudson Railroad

Delaware & Hudson Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 10, 2008
1. Delaware & Hudson Railroad Marker
Inscription.  The arrival of the Delaware and Hudson Railroad at Lake George in 1882 had a significant impact on life in the region. Early vacationers often arrived in rail cars direct from New York City and Albany. While the rich and famous relaxed at lakeside resorts like the Fort William Henry Hotel there was no shortage of retreats for everyone. For many years, a track curved from the railroad station onto the nearby steamboat pier. In a few steps, rail travelers venturing farther up the lake could board the waiting sidewheelers, Sagamore and Horicon. This photo was taken only a few yards from where you are standing.

Sponsored by: Lake George Steamboat Company
Graphics from the Collection of James Shaughnessy
Erected by: Warren County Historical Society
Installed by: Troop #6, Boy Scouts of America, Twin Rivers Council

Erected by Warren County Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1882.
Location. 43° 25.108′ N, 73° 42.389′ 
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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 right when traveling east on Beach Road. Marker is located in 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 (here, next to this marker); Submerged Track (a few steps from this marker); Radeau Land Tortoise (within shouting distance of this marker); Military Dock (within shouting distance of this marker); Gen. Henry Knox Trail (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Hospital (about 400 feet away); Battle of Lake George (about 400 feet away); Memorial to Four Unknown Soldiers (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lake George.
More about this marker. The top of the marker features a photograph of a train at the waterfront. It has a caption of “A train prepares to depart Lake George on a summer evening in 1912 with tourists who have just enjoyed a Sunday cruise aboard the steamer Horicon. Image is from an original glass plate negative taken by Fred Thatcher.”
Marker at Lake George image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 10, 2008
2. Marker at Lake George
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 14, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,467 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 14, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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Jun. 16, 2024