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

Lake George

 
 
Lake George Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, September 25, 2016
1. Lake George Marker
Inscription.  
It Was In 1646
Father Isaac Jogues First Glimpsed The
Body of Water He Called
"Lac Du St. Sacrement."
The 32 Mile Long Lake Was Later Renamed In Honor Of King George II of England. Its Natural Beauty Has Caused Many to Term It The "Queen of American Lakes."

Lake George Played A Strategic Role In The French And Indian War And Later In The American Revolution. Fort William Henry, Fort George And Fort Gage At The South, And Fort Ticonderoga At The North Witnessed Numerous Skirmishes Among Armies Led By Generals Such As The British Amherst, Johnson, Abercrombie And Burgoyne; The French Montcalm and Dieskau; And The Americans Ethan Allen And Benedict Arnold.

The Lake Has Over 159 Miles Of Shoreline And Is Studded With 179 Islands. It Has a Maximum Width of 3 Miles And Reaches A Depth Of 187 Feet.

The Model Of The Lake On The Adjacent Plaza Is At A Scale Of 1 Foot To 1 Mile. The Bronze Arrow Embedded In The Concrete Points To True North.
 
Erected by The Village of Lake George.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles
Lake George Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, September 25, 2016
2. Lake George Marker
The model of The Lake in the adjacent plaza, seen to the right, and painted blue, depicts the lake at a scale of 1 foot to 1 mile.
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War, French and IndianWar, US RevolutionaryWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1646.
 
Location. 43° 25.355′ N, 73° 42.774′ W. Marker is in Village of Lake George, New York, in Warren County. Marker is on Beach Road (County Route 51), on the right when traveling west. The marker is at the edge of the Mayor Robert M. Blais Walkway and 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. Warship Row (here, next to this marker); Towers Hall (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Northwest Bastion (approx. 0.2 miles away); Royal Sussex Regiment Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lake House (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Common Stone (approx. 0.2 miles away); Southwest Bastion (approx. 0.2 miles away); Northeast Bastion (approx. 0.2 miles away).
 
Lake George Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, September 25, 2016
3. Lake George Marker
The marker is on the far right. The Lake George Shoreline cruise ship The Adirondac is moored just beyond.
Lake George Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, September 25, 2016
4. Lake George Marker
This view is across the main street, Canada Street, a.k.a. Rt. 9/9N, down Beach Road. The marker is to the right of the steps.
Lake George - "<i>Queen of American Lakes</i>" image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, June 17, 2011
5. Lake George - "Queen of American Lakes"
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 4, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 1, 2016, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 306 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 1, 2016, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.   5. submitted on October 2, 2016, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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