Shelburne in Chittenden County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
1906•Shelburne, Vermont•Original owner: Champlain Transportation Company •Moved to museum: 1955
The 220-foot Ticonderoga is America's last remaining walking beam side-wheel passenger steamer, and a National Historic Landmark. Serving a daily north-south route on Lake Champlain, the boat transported passengers as well as local farm produce, livestock , and dry goods. The Ticonderoga was used as a troop ferry during both World Wars and in later years has a brief career as a floating casino. In 1955, the steamer was moved two miles overland on specially laid tracks from Shelburne Bay to the Museum. This remarkable feat was captured on film and is shown daily.
Today the boat portrays life on board in 1923 and listening stations provide firsthand accounts of work and travel.
Gallery Talk. Full Steam Ahead: Walking Tours of the Ticonderoga 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. daily, May 1 - October 31.
Erected by Shelburne Museum.
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
Location. 44° 22.512′ N, 73° 13.95′ W. Marker is in Shelburne, Vermont, in Chittenden County. Marker can be reached from Shelburne Road (U.S. Touch for map. Marker is on the grounds of the Shelburne Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6000 Shelburne Road, Shelburne VT 05482, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ticonderoga (here, next to this marker); Lighthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Preservation of the Colchester Reef Lighthouse (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Colchester Reef Lighthouse Relocation (about 300 feet away); Diamond Barn (about 300 feet away); Pleissner Gallery (about 300 feet away); Locomotive 220 (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Locomotive 220 (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shelburne.
Also see . . .
1. Ticonderoga (steamboat) - Wikipedia. (Submitted on September 2, 2016, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
2. Shelburne Museum. Location of the Ticonderoga (Submitted on September 2, 2016, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
Categories. • War, World I • War, World II • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on October 22, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 2, 2016, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 302 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 2, 2016, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 22, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.