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Stillwater in Saratoga County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Surviving Portion of Champlain Canal

 
 
Surviving Portion of Champlain Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 9, 2010
1. Surviving Portion of Champlain Canal Marker
Inscription. Built in the 1820s, many years after the Revolutionary War, this section of the Champlain Canal followed the same natural north-south route chosen by Burgoyne’s invading army.

Linking the Hudson River with Lake Champlain, the canal joined northern New York State with the western wilderness by way of the Famous Erie Canal.

The scene shows the type of canal boat used in the 1830s and 40s.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Erie Canal marker series.
 
Location. 43° 0.277′ N, 73° 36.354′ W. Marker is in Stillwater, New York, in Saratoga County. Marker can be reached from Park Tour Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in Saratoga National Historic Park, on a walking trail that begins at the Fraser Burial Site stop on the auto tour road. Marker is in this post office area: Stillwater NY 12170, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of the Taylor Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker); Crown Forces Baggage Park (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Great Redoubt (approx. 0.2 miles away); Burial Site of General Fraser
Marker on the Saratoga Battlefield image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 9, 2010
2. Marker on the Saratoga Battlefield
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Crown Forces Artillery Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Main Crown Forces Hospital (approx. 0.3 miles away); The River Redoubts (approx. 0.3 miles away); Burgoyne’s Retreat (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stillwater.
 
More about this marker. The top of the marker features a picture of a canal boat being pulled by a pair of horses.
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
Marker on Walking Trail image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 9, 2010
3. Marker on Walking Trail
The Surviving Portion of Champlain Canal marker can be seen along the walking trail from the Fraser Burial Site tour stop.
Champlain Canal Remains image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 9, 2010
4. Champlain Canal Remains
This portion of the Champlain Canal can still be seen near the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 11, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 472 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 11, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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