Lake George in Warren County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Radeau Land Tortoise
National Historic Landmark
This vessel possesses national significance
in commemorating the history of
the United States of America.
Built by British and provincial forces in 1758, the seven-gun, 26-oar French and Indian War gunboat was sunk two miles north of this point to prevent enemy capture. The only surviving example of her class, she remains at a depth of 107 feet.
National Park Service
United States Department of the Interior
Erected 1998 by National Park Service.
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
Location. 43° 25.107′ N, 73° 42.364′ W. Marker is in Lake George, New York, in Warren County. Marker is at the intersection of Beach Road and Fort George Road, on the left when traveling east on Beach Road. Touch for map. Marker is on the Lake George waterfront, across from Lake George Battlefield Park. Marker is in this post office area: Lake George NY 12845, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Military Dock (a few steps from this marker); Submerged Track (a few steps from this marker); Colonial Maritime Heritage Delaware & Hudson Railroad (within shouting distance of this marker); The Hospital (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gen. Henry Knox Trail (about 400 feet away); Battle of Lake George (about 400 feet away); Memorial to Four Unknown Soldiers (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lake George.
Also see . . .
1. Land Tortoise. A 1758 Floating Gun Battery. Lake George Historical Association. (Submitted on February 13, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. The "Land Tortoise" Underwater Preserve Site. New York State Department of Environmental Conservation website. (Submitted on February 13, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Categories. • War, French and Indian • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 13, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,317 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 13, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.