Vergennes in Addison County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
Below the Otter Creek Falls was the site of Thomas Macdonough's shipyard, where the U.S.S. Saratoga was built in 40 days and other ships launched that defeated the British at the Battle of Plattsburgh, 1814.
Erected 1949 by Vermont Historic Sites Commission.
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • War of 1812 • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1814.
Location. 44° 10.182′ N, 73° 15.495′ W. Marker is in Vergennes, Vermont, in Addison County. Memorial can be reached from Macdonough Drive 0.3 miles west of Main Street (Vermont Route 22A). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Vergennes VT 05491, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Vergennes Pump House (approx. ¼ mile away); Commerce at the Crossroads (approx. ¼ mile away); World War Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); The Bixby Memorial Free Library (approx. 0.3 miles away); Early Life Along Otter Creek in Vergennes (approx. 0.3 miles away); Commodore Thomas MacdonoughVergennes 150th Anniversary (approx. 0.3 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vergennes.
More about this marker. Marker is located in a small park near the water with an adjacent marina.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 4, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 459 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 4, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.