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

Upper Landing Place

 
 
Upper Landing Place Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2011
1. Upper Landing Place Marker
Inscription. Head of navigation on the Mohawk in former days. Here for untold ages pre-Indian drew forth his canoe and transported it to Wood Creek. Here, also, for many decades, in times of normal water the white man landed his bateau.

During the siege of Fort Stanwix in Aug. 1777, Sir John Johnson had a camp of his Loyalist Regiment near this spot, which was attacked and looted Aug. 6, by Lt. Col. Marinus Willett and 250 of the garrison. On his return from his subsequent raid on the camp at the Lower Landing place on the same day, Willett was attacked a short distance north of here by a body of Brig. Gen. Barry St.Leger's British regulars, drawn up on the opposite side of the river. Sharp firing ensued, the British being driven back and the garrison re-entering the fort with much booty from the raided camps.

Guarding the landing place 1755-56 stood Fort Williams.
 
Erected 1928 by New York State Historical Marker.
 
Location. 43° 12.178′ N, 75° 27.269′ W. Marker is in Rome, New York, in Oneida County. Marker can be reached from Canal Street east of Luquer Street. Touch for map. To see this historical marker one needs to travel south on Canal Street all the way to where the road ends at the junction
Upper Landing Place Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2011
2. Upper Landing Place Marker
Close-up view of the text on the historical marker.
of the Mohawk River with the Erie Canal. The historical marker is located to the north, along a walking path, midway between the end of Canal Street and the end of East Whitesboro Street. Marker is in this post office area: Rome NY 13440, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Revolutionary Battlefields (approx. 0.4 miles away); Their voices heard... (approx. half a mile away); Fort Stanwix (approx. half a mile away); The Fort Community... (approx. half a mile away); Soldiers’ Quarters: Casemate (approx. half a mile away); Water for the Garrison (approx. half a mile away); Walking on an ancient trail... (approx. half a mile away); Southwest Bombproof: Storeroom and Siege Hospital (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rome.
 
Categories. Colonial EraNative AmericansWar, US Revolutionary
 
Upper Landing Place Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2011
3. Upper Landing Place Marker
View looking north of the historical marker situated along a walking path, midway between Canal Street to the south and Whitesboro Street to the north.
Upper Landing Place Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2011
4. Upper Landing Place Marker
View of the historical marker, looking south along the walking path, towards Canal Street and the junction of the Mohawk River with the Erie Canal.
Upper Landing Place Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2011
5. Upper Landing Place Marker
View looking north, upstream on the Mohawk River, from the foot of Canal Street. The "Upper Landing Place" would be beyond the river's dam, in the trees on the left (west) bank of the river.
Upper Landing Place image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2011
6. Upper Landing Place
View of the junction of the Mohawk River with the Erie Canal, as seen from the foot of Canal Street. The Upper Landing Place would be to the left of the picture. The Lower Landing Place would be beyond the bridge to the right of the picture.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 5, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 415 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 6, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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