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

Early British Cannon

 
 
Early British Cannon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 16, 2015
1. Early British Cannon Marker
Inscription.
Placed on board vessels of
B. Arnold’s Lake Champlain
fleet, both were blown up
in Whitehall Harbor by their
crews July 6, 1777, to avoid
capture by the British.

 
Erected by State of New York.
 
Location. 43° 33.003′ N, 73° 23.8′ W. Marker is in Whitehall, New York, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of N Williams Street and Poultney Street, on the right when traveling north on N Williams Street. Touch for map. Marker is located in front of the armory which is the current home of Company I, 2nd Regiment, National Guard of New York. 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. U.S.S. Ticonderoga (approx. 0.4 miles away); Whitehall (approx. 0.4 miles away); Birthplace of the United States Navy (approx. 0.4 miles away); Skenesborough Museum (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Birthplace of the United States Navy (approx. half a mile away); Traveling Along the Canal (approx. half a mile away); Whitehall Harbor (approx. 0.6 miles away); Skene’s Mills (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Whitehall.
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Early British Cannon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 16, 2015
2. Early British Cannon Marker
Marker in Whitehall image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 16, 2015
3. Marker in Whitehall
Early British Cannon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 16, 2015
4. Early British Cannon Marker
Early British Cannon image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 16, 2015
5. Early British Cannon
The cannon mentioned on the marker are no longer on display in front of the armory. This one can be seen in the nearby Skenesborough Museum.
 
 
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 241 times since then and 24 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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