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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Port Henry
Port Henry, New York and Vicinity
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The aerial photograph of Port Henry taken about 1925 leaves no question as to the nature of this place: a busy port shipping the products of its furnaces by water and by rail. Two new furnaces, begun in 1922, represented the latest technology. An . . . — — Map (db m109054) HM|
The aerial photograph of Port Henry taken about 1925 leaves no question as to the nature of this place: a busy port shipping the products of its furnaces by water and by rail. Two new furnaces, begun in 1922, represented the latest technology. An . . . — — Map (db m109055) HM|
Inn and restaurant serving
iron ore industry workers,
railway workers, travelers,
and visiting officials
early 1880s to ca. 1964 — — Map (db m109058) HM|
Samuel de Champlain 1609
[List of Sightings not transcribed]
M. Mauth 7-7-90 [latest signing on sign] — — Map (db m109078) HM|
Site of Port Henry's first
tavern 1826. This building
erected as Pease House 1850 — — Map (db m108967) HM|
Capt. Godfrey was a pilot,
operating canal boats on
Lake Champlain and the Canal.
Awarded the N. Atlantic Medal in WWII. — — Map (db m108973) HM|
Iron processing changed the shoreline of Port Henry. When the New York and Canada Railroad was built in 1874, the tracks hugged the lake. That same year, a modern blast furnace was built at Cedar Point, just beyond the train station. Eight blast . . . — — Map (db m109053) HM|
The Civil War's monstrous appetite for iron - for horse shoes, artillery, cannon balls, rifles, and armor plate - exposed the greatest obstacle to iron production in Moriah: getting ore from the mines to the lake shore. Even 100 teams of horses . . . — — Map (db m109033) HM|
This caboose was built in 1946 at Fisher Hill Shop, Mineville N.Y. It is constructed from an iron ore car and weighs 16 tons.
The Lake Champlain and Moriah Railroad used this caboose on the main line from Mineville to Port Henry to haul iron ore . . . — — Map (db m109056) HM|
Built in 1818 by
Capt. William Meacham — — Map (db m109076) HM|
|of Witherbee and Sherman
Iron Ore Company, part
of Franklin Patent 1765.
Built ca. 1875 donated to
Town of Moriah in 1959. — — Map (db m133077) HM|
Part of Franklin Patent 1765.
Built ca. 1875 Donated to
town of Moriah in 1959. — — Map (db m109017) HM|
Powerhouse Park still serves as a staging area for ice fishing shanties during the winter and remains of the old Port Henry Powerhouse form its boundary along Mill Creek.
A mixture of six parts mine tailings to one park concrete was used to . . . — — Map (db m108982) HM|
As the idea for a Railroad and Mining Heritage Park took shape in the early 1990s, a few people shared a great dream. Most evidence of Moriah's proud mining heritage had been demolished, but railroad equipment could help people visualize a part of . . . — — Map (db m109040) HM|
of Butterfield's Bay
Boats were moored along
north Main Street before
building of railroad
through here — — Map (db m108966) HM|
Erected in 1824 by Major James Dalliba
Converted into Stove Works in 1827. — — Map (db m108968) HM|
Built 1766; supplied lumber
for Fort Crown Point and
Arnold's Fleet[.] Entire valley
dependent on grist mill. — — Map (db m108972) HM|
The first of Port Henry's many iron furnaces was erected just west of here in 1822. Throughout the 19th century new furnaces, crushers, concentrating plants, and casting houses were added to increase production.
The key to the success of Port . . . — — Map (db m108995) HM|
The first Lake Champlain Bridge between Crown Point, New York, and Chimney Point, Vermont, opened in 1929. Primarily serving tourists when it opened, it ultimately became an important connection for residents and businesses across the region. A . . . — — Map (db m108975) HM|
Charles M. Spofford, an engineer of the Boston firm Fay, Spofford & Thorndike, designed the 1929 Lake Champlain Bridge. It was the first American highway bridge to employ a continuous truss design to create a curving transition between the deck . . . — — Map (db m109074) HM|
On November 7, 2011, after 25 months without a bridge, traffic once again began to flow over Lake Champlain at the Crown Point-Chimney Point crossing. The opening of the new Lake Champlain Bridge restored the vital transportation link between New . . . — — Map (db m108976) HM|
In appreciation to all
Town of Moriah Veterans
past and present
who served in
the Armed Forces
[Dedicated] December 2007 — — Map (db m109029) WM|
Porter's Mills built by Benjamin Porter 1765
Burned during the Revolution: rebuilt 1786
Became Lewis' Mills 1789
First Post Office established 1827
Called Port Henry in honor of
Henry Huntington of Rome, N.Y.
St. Patrick's Roman Catholic . . . — — Map (db m108965) HM|
Deeded to the
Town of Moriah
May 25, 1959
Witherbee Sherman Corporation — — Map (db m109030) HM|
Killed in Action
Edward Carlson · Army • Wm. Henry Smith · Army
Died of Wounds
Thomas Clark · Army
Died in Service
Thomas H. Breen · Army • Robert F. Compton · Army
Lyle Hatch · Tank Service • William Hanchett · Army
Elmore . . . — — Map (db m108996) WM|