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Near Rome in Oneida County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Historic Lower Landing Place

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2011
1. Historic Lower Landing Place Marker
Inscription.  For generations, in seasons of low water, the bateaux of traders and of the armies were here removed from the Mohawk (as the river then flowed) and conveyed across the Oneida carrying place to be re-launched in Wood Creek.

Here, Aug. 2, 1777, Lieut. Henry Bird, commanding St. Leger's advance guard composed of 30 regulars and a party of Indians under Joseph Brant, established the first camp of the British investment of Fort Stanwix. This was attacked and looted, Aug. 6, by Lt. Col. Marinus Willett and 250 continental troops.

Capt. Lernoult and 110 British regulars then erected here a fortified camp with two small cannon and held it for the remainder of the siege.

Here also was the lock, the starting point for the first canal connecting the waters of the Mohawk and Wood Creek, commenced by the Western Inland Lock & Navigation Co., in 1792.
 
Erected 1928 by New York State Historical Marker.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWar, US RevolutionaryWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location.
Historic Lower Landing Place Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2011
2. Historic Lower Landing Place Marker
Close-up view of the text on the historical marker.
43° 11.924′ N, 75° 26.687′ W. Marker is near Rome, New York, in Oneida County. Marker is on Martin Street east of Erie Boulevard East (New York State Route 26), on the left when traveling east. The historical marker is located at a roadside park, that is marked with a sign that states, "Lower Landing, De-O-Wain-Sta, The Carrying Place.". Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rome NY 13440, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Upper Landing Place (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fort Craven (approx. 0.6 miles away); Willett Bridge (approx. ¾ mile away); The Main British Camp (approx. 0.9 miles away); Revolutionary Battlefields (approx. 0.9 miles away); Rome's Italian Heritage (approx. 0.9 miles away); Their voices heard... (approx. 0.9 miles away); Fort Stanwix (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rome.
 
Historic Lower Landing Place Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2011
3. Historic Lower Landing Place Marker
View of the roadside park sign that marks the spot of the historic lower landing and in the distant background, beyond the two yellow poles, is a distant view of the historical marker.
Historic Lower Landing Place Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2011
4. Historic Lower Landing Place Marker
A distant view of the historical marker seen beyond the two yellow poles, with the Mohawk River being located just beyond the tree line.
Historic Lower Landing Place Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2011
5. Historic Lower Landing Place Marker
View, looking east along Martin Street, of the roadside park sign that indicates the location of the historic lower landing site.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 5, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 481 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 5, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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