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Ticonderoga in Essex County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Grand Carry Landing

 
 
Grand Carry Landing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 10, 2008
1. Grand Carry Landing Marker
Inscription.  This tablet marks the landing for the grand carry on the Great War Trail between the Indian tribes of the north and south country. It also marks the beginning of that carry between the lakes to avoid the falls and rapids, which later became the Military Road built by the French in 1755.

The French saw mill, the first ever built in the Champlain Valley, was erected in 1756 at the foot of the falls on the site of the present mills. In this saw mill, Abercromby had his headquarters during his disastrous battle with Montcalm’s forces at the French lines July 8, 1758.

Washington and Franklin passed over this Military Road during the Revolution.

Presented to the Ticonderoga Historical Society for the citizens of the town by the Ticonderoga Paper Company. Unveiled by the New York State Historical Association, October 4, 1910.
 
Erected 1910 by Ticonderoga Paper Company.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansWar, French and IndianWar, US Revolutionary.
 
Location. 43° 
Montcalm Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 10, 2008
2. Montcalm Street Marker
50.904′ N, 73° 25.294′ W. Marker is in Ticonderoga, New York, in Essex County. Marker is on Montcalm Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ticonderoga NY 12883, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lakes to Locks Passage (within shouting distance of this marker); Hon. Clayton Harris DeLano (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tower Avenue Grindstones (about 300 feet away); Rivière de La Chute (about 400 feet away); Sharing the Flow (about 600 feet away); The Power of Water (about 600 feet away); 1756 French Saw Mill on La Chute River (approx. 0.2 miles away); Men of Ticonderoga (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ticonderoga.
 
Also see . . .  The Battle of Ticonderoga 1758. Account of the battle on the website BritishBattles.com. (Submitted on February 21, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
French Lines outside Fort Carillon image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 11, 2008
3. French Lines outside Fort Carillon
On this site on July 8, 1758, Montcalm and his French and Canadian troops defeated a superior British and Colonial army, preventing the capture of Fort Carillon.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 21, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,306 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 21, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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