Vergennes in Addison County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
Below the Otter Creek Falls was the site of Thomas Macdonough's shipyard, where the U.S.S. Saratoga was built in 40 days and other ships launched that defeated the British at the Battle of Plattsburgh, 1814.
Erected 1949 by Vermont Historic Sites Commission.
Location. 44° 10.182′ N, 73° 15.495′ W. Marker is in Vergennes, Vermont, in Addison County. Marker can be reached from Macdonough Drive 0.3 miles west of Main Street (Vermont Route 22A). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Vergennes VT 05491, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Vergennes Pump House (approx. ¼ mile away); Commerce at the Crossroads (approx. ¼ mile away); World War Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); The Bixby Memorial Free Library (approx. 0.3 miles away); Early Life Along Otter Creek in Vergennes (approx. 0.3 miles away); Commodore Thomas Macdonough (approx. 0.3 miles away); Vergennes 150th Anniversary (approx. 0.3 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vergennes.
More about this marker. Marker is located in a small park near the water with an adjacent marina.
Categories. Industry & Commerce • War of 1812 • Waterways & Vessels •
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 4, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 426 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 4, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.