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Whitehall in Washington County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Skenesborough Museum

 
 
Skenesborough Museum Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 16, 2015
1. Skenesborough Museum Marker
Inscription.
In 1775, Skenesborough was captured by American forces in the first aggressive action in New York. Benedict Arnold built his fleet for Lake Champlain here in 1776.

Revolutionary War Heritage Trail

 
Erected by State of New York.
 
Location. 43° 33.218′ N, 73° 24.169′ W. Marker is in Whitehall, New York, in Washington County. Marker is on Skenesborough Drive, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Whitehall NY 12887, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Birthplace of the United States Navy (within shouting distance of this marker); Whitehall (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S.S. Ticonderoga (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Birthplace of the United States Navy (about 500 feet away); Traveling Along the Canal (approx. 0.2 miles away); Whitehall Harbor (approx. ¼ mile away); Early British Cannon (approx. 0.4 miles away); Skene’s Mills (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Whitehall.
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Skenesborough Museum Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 16, 2015
2. Skenesborough Museum Marker
Marker in Whitehall image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 16, 2015
3. Marker in Whitehall
Exhibit in Skenesborough Museum image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 16, 2015
4. Exhibit in Skenesborough Museum
Skenesborough Museum Exhibit image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 16, 2015
5. Skenesborough Museum Exhibit
This exhibit shows a model of the gundalow Philadelphia, which was sunk by the British during the Battle of Valcour Island, and a deck plate from schooner Royal Savage which also fought in the battle.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 16, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 291 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 16, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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