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

Sunken Fleet

 
 
Sunken Fleet Marker image. Click for full size.
By John Farrell, March 24, 2009
1. Sunken Fleet Marker
Inscription.  Fall 1758 British/Americans sank Radeau Land Tortoise, Sloop Halifax, 260 bateaux to avoid plunder by French raiding parties
 
Erected by Lake George Historical Association and Bateaux Below, Incorporated.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, French and Indian.
 
Location. 43° 25.55′ N, 73° 42.667′ W. Marker is in Lake George, New York, in Warren County. Marker is on Lower Amherst Street near U.S. 9, on the right when traveling east. Lower Amherst Street is towards the north end of Lake George Village and if headed north on Canada Street (US Route 9), it is a right hand turn towards the lake down a small hill. 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. Ethan Allen tour boat tragedy (here, next to this marker); Lake George War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Court House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lake House (about 400 feet away); Montcalm's Camp (approx.
Sunken Fleet Marker image. Click for full size.
By John Farrell, March 24, 2009
2. Sunken Fleet Marker
Looking east across the frozen surface of Lake George. The Wiawaka Bateaux Cluster is at the far side of the lake and to the left in this picture.
0.2 miles away); Warship Row (approx. ¼ mile away); Lake George (approx. ¼ mile away); Northwest Bastion (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lake George.
 
More about this marker. The marker is located behind the former Warren County Court House by the lake and Mayor Blaise Walkway.
 
Regarding Sunken Fleet. This is one of several markers in the area related to the Sunken Fleet and the maritime history of Lake George.
 
Also see . . .  The Search for Underwater Sites from The French and Indian War - "The Lake George Fleet". (Submitted on February 15, 2020, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.)
 
Sunken Fleet Marker image. Click for full size.
By John Farrell, March 24, 2009
3. Sunken Fleet Marker
This is the view to the west. Lower Amherst Street is to the right. In the background is the old Warren County Court House.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 27, 2009, by John Farrell of Lake George, New York. This page has been viewed 986 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 27, 2009, by John Farrell of Lake George, New York. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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Nov. 28, 2020