When Ausable Chasm opened to the public in 1870, access was limited to a couple of places, one being Table Rock from the Chasm rim via a long steep staircase. This changed in 1873 when Philadelphia entrepreneurs acquired lands along the Chasm's . . . — — Map (db m160734) HM
Each boat, and each boatman paining, made many trips down the Chasm a day (often 10-20). Getting 1-to 2-ton boats back upriver 1 mile (16 km) from the Boat Landing to Table Rock for another ride posed quite the challenge. So how was this done? . . . — — Map (db m160736) HM
The Liberty Bell is an iconic American symbol of freedom.
It represents our independence from Great Britain.
In 1851, church bells in Syracuse, New York, rang an alarm when U.S. marshals arrested fugitive
Slave William "Jerry” Williams. . . . — — Map (db m162034) HM
Seneca R Stoddard, eminent Adirondacks photographer and guidebook author, penned these words about the Ausable Chasm (Kaz' m] Best Ride in 1890—
"Through a cleft in the lower edge of Table Rock we descend and enter the large bateaux . . . — — Map (db m160733) HM
The boat displayed here belonged to the last fleet of wooden boats used for the highly popular scenic boat tour of Ausable Chasm [Aw-SAY-bull Kaz-'m], enjoyed by millions of people since it began in 1873. Then—as now—the boat tour . . . — — Map (db m160731) HM
Culver Hill, September 6, 1814. Near this spot fell Corporal Stephen Partridge of the Essex County New York State Militia, also Brevet Lieut. Colonel James Willington and Ensign John Chapman of the 3rd Foot British Army. — — Map (db m106395) HM
On Sept. 6, 1814 the left wing of the British Army, on its invasion route to Plattsburgh, passed here. It fired upon this house, according to tradition, thinking it to be a fort. — — Map (db m105807) HM
The Point Au Roche Methodist Episcopal Church stood west of this sign. It was built in the early 1850s on land from the Moore family. This red brick church was the community focal point, a place where people came to worship and socialize. — — Map (db m105857) HM
In 1789, Revolutionary War veteran Pliny Moore (1759-1822) settled Champlain after being awarded land by the State of New York. In 1801 he built a Federal-style frame house similar to the one standing today. Moore was the first judge and postmaster . . . — — Map (db m177320) HM
This wasn't always the quiet, peaceful place you find today. Point au Fer was once an important strategic military post.
The northern half of Lake Champlain used to be controlled by the French. On June 6, 1760, during the French and Indian War . . . — — Map (db m48732) HM
In 1774, a two-story white stone garrison was built here by the British, fortified by American Gen. John Sullivan with entrenchment and stockade in 1776 and destroyed by fire in 1805. British occupation 1774 - 1775 and 1776-1796. American . . . — — Map (db m49069) HM
The sites of the three NYSEG power plants located in this area of Saranac River were pulp mills. Mill B was built in 1880. Mills C and D were constructed in 1891. The mills were in operation until 1927, after which they were
converted to . . . — — Map (db m194604) HM
( left panel )
Lakes to Locks Passage takes you through
a spectacular landscape laden with history.
Follow this map to find your way through
four story-filled regions that connect the
historic waters of Lake Champlain and . . . — — Map (db m194631) HM
William Hay, a Scotsman,
was Peru's first settler. He built
his house in this vicinity in 1772.
Hay had a friendly relationship with
Benedict Arnold and witnessed
the "Battle of Valcour.” The town's
first marriage was between . . . — — Map (db m136672) HM
has been designated
registered a National
under the provisions of the
Historic Sites Act of August 2, 1935.
This site possesses exceptional value
in commemorating or illustrating
the history of the United . . . — — Map (db m194591) HM
These replica cannon are similar to those used on American Commandant Thomas Macdonough's flagship Saratoga on September 11, 1814. The 24 pound round iron shot from the long-range, smooth bore, muzzle-loaded "24" was effective up to one-half mile. — — Map (db m76383) HM
This was the scene in Cumberland Bay on September 11, 1814. An American Fleet under the command of U. S. Navy Lieutenant Thomas Macdonough defeated the British and changed the course of history.
Macdonough anchored his fleet and awaited the . . . — — Map (db m177282) HM
This B-47 Strato-Jet Bomber stands as a lasting memorial to the valiant men who flew and supported B-47’S from March 21, 1956 to December 14, 1965, while they were assigned to Plattsburgh Air Force Base.
This monument has been presented by the . . . — — Map (db m92743) WM
Throughout the War of 1812, British forces targeted Lake Champlain as an invasion route. United States Navy Lieutenant Thomas Macdonough was able to confine them in the Richelieu River of Quebec throughout the summer of 1813. American shipbuilders . . . — — Map (db m48447) HM
City Hall was built by John Russell
Pope, who later used its classical
lines to design the Jefferson
Memorial in Washington.
L hotel de ville fut construite
par John Russell Pope. Il reprit
ce style de lignes classiques
pour la . . . — — Map (db m115220) HM
The role of the FB-111A, Strategic Air Command’s premier penetrating bomber, spanned the last 20 years of the Cold War. This aircraft and the people in the 380th Bombardment Wing who flew, maintained and supported it, contributed to America’s most . . . — — Map (db m92744) WM
The embankment on this spot is all that remains of Fort Brown which constituted the left flank of the American line of defense at the Battle of Plattsburgh September 6-11, 1814 It was manned by detachments of the 30th & 31st Regiments of Infantry . . . — — Map (db m46964) HM
Fort Izard was constructed by the United States during the War of 1812 to defend Plattsburgh against a British land and sea attack from the north, and to engage the enemy forces as they journeyed southward toward Saratoga. It was occupied for a few . . . — — Map (db m137106) HM
On this spot stood Fort Moreau, an embankment which constituted the center and key point of the American line of defense during the battle of Plattsburgh Sept. 6th-11th, 1814. It was made by the 6th & 29th Regiments of infantry under Col. Melancthon . . . — — Map (db m177626) HM WM
On this spot stood Fort Scott which constituted the right flank of the American line of defense during the Battle of Plattsburgh Sept 6th-11th, 1814. It was manned by the 33rd & 34th Regiments of infantry under Major Vinson — — Map (db m177622) HM WM
Known as the Administration Building, this edifice stands at the apex of the parade ground and surrounding structures of Plattsburgh Barracks, an active U.S. Army post until 1944. It overlooks the site of the earthen fortification Fort Moreau which, . . . — — Map (db m47531) HM
The Saranac River runs through the heart of the City
of Plattsburgh. The river supported native peoples
long before the arrival of Europeans, and it has been
crucial in the commercial and industrial development
of the region since the first . . . — — Map (db m141172) HM
In 1789, four years after settling in Plattsburgh, residents built a block house for
protection against the British - only miles away on Point au Fer on Lake Champlain.
Though no British or Indian raids initially materialized, the . . . — — Map (db m46595) HM
Macdonough Monument - 1926 Designed by John Russell Pope this 135 foot tall memorial commemorates the American naval victory at the Battle of Plattsburgh in 1814. Un monument a la victoire navale americaine en 1814 ce grand monument a ete . . . — — Map (db m110157) HM WM
Dedicated on 24 October 1933
in memory of those stationed here
who gave their lives in WWI.
The project was sponsored
by the Churchwomen's League For
Patriotic Service. Costing $22,472.
It was constructed of
weathered brick from a . . . — — Map (db m47944) HM
The stately structures surrounding the parade oval are the facilities of Plattsburgh Barracks, an active U.S. Army Post until 1944. The original installation was built during 1893-97 on the site of a military outpost which was established during the . . . — — Map (db m76385) HM
If you were here in the late-fall of 1812, you'd see neat lines of two-man tents stretching down to the Saranac River. Those canvas shelters, which
provided little protection against sleet, snow, and bitter winds, were filled with 700 soldiers . . . — — Map (db m140716) HM
has been designated a
under the provisions of the
Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935
This site possesses exceptional value
in commemorating and illustrating
the history of the . . . — — Map (db m46524) HM
This monument was dedicated on July 6, 1912
to the memory of
first European to behold our great forests and
lofty mountains, and first to traverse this inland
waterway, which later became so rich in fame.
Champlain was born in . . . — — Map (db m46525) HM
State Normal and Training School at Plattsburgh chartered 1889, first class graduated 1891. After 1929 fire, Normal Hall replaced by present building 1933. Dedicated as Hawkins Hall 1955. — — Map (db m106301) HM
The Village of Plattsburgh
elected its first officers at The
Ark, a popular hotel on May 2 1815.
Le village de Plattsburgh
a elu ses premiers officiers le 2
mai 1815 dans i hotel de renom The Ark. — — Map (db m115254) HM
The DeLord House, 1810-1913, A Social Hub During the War of 1812 La maison Delord 1810-1913: bastion de la vie sociale Durant la guerre de 1812 In August 1810, Henry and Betsey Delord purchased the house they would enlarge and their family . . . — — Map (db m110120) HM
Thomas Macdonough Monument This majestic memorial to the American naval victory at Plattsburgh in September 1814 was designed by John Russell Pope (1874-1937) and commands the park opposite Plattsburgh City Hall, also designed by Pope. . . . — — Map (db m110126) HM WM
Plattsburgh's oldest public
building. Reverend John Henry
Hopkins, who authored the hymn
We Three Kings was the rector
here from 1872-1877.
Le plus ancien batiment publique
de Plattsburgh. Ce fut le Reverend
John Henry Hopkins et . . . — — Map (db m115224) HM
This structure was the first of
three barracks built between 1893 -
1897. Each housed one infantry battalion
of 320 men. This barracks was first
occupied in June 1894 by companies D, F
and G of the 21st Infantry Regiment
transferred from Fort . . . — — Map (db m47380) HM