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Isle La Motte in Grand Isle County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Sweet's Ferry

 
 
Sweet's Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, June 22, 2014
1. Sweet's Ferry Marker
Inscription.
From here, "The Chazy Landing Ferry," completed the major automobile route across northern Lake Champlain from Isle La Motte, VT, to Chazy Landing, NY, before the Rouses Point-Alburgh bridge was built. In 1905 Will Sweet designed, built, owned, and operated the first gasoline powered ferry on Lake Champlain named "The Twins" (for his sons Clinton and Gerald). In 1916 he constructed a larger ferry named "Twin Boys." The ferries operated from 1905-1937 and were prominent on early road maps.
 
Erected 2008 by Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
 
Location. 44° 53.034′ N, 73° 21.25′ W. Marker is in Isle La Motte, Vermont, in Grand Isle County. Marker is at the intersection of West Shore Road and School Street, on the right when traveling south on West Shore Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Isle La Motte VT 05463, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A Place Of Pilgrimage (approx. 1.2 miles away); Site of French Fort Ste. Anne (approx. 1.2 miles away); Samuel de Champlain Monument (approx. 1.2 miles away); Sept. 11, 1814 (approx. 1.2 miles
Wideview of Sweet's Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, June 22, 2014
2. Wideview of Sweet's Ferry Marker
Shoreline of Lake Champlain is to the right of the marker
away in New York); 1805 Log Home (approx. 2 miles away in New York); Homestead Site of Jean LaFramboise (approx. 2.5 miles away in New York); Theodore Roosevelt's Visit to Isle La Motte (approx. 2.6 miles away); Riverview Cemetery (approx. 3.8 miles away in New York). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Isle La Motte.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 23, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 318 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 23, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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