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By Bill Coughlin, July 11, 2008
Marker in Crown Point State Historic Site
New York (Essex County), Crown Point — “His Majesty’s Fort of Crown Point”
“The fort is of wood, built in a most masterly manner. It has five Bastions, mounts 105 guns, and has casements for 4,000 Men, and to hold provisions de Guerre et de Bouche for four months. Within the Fort are good Stone Barracks for . . . — Map (db m11442) HM
New York (Essex County), Crown Point — Capture of Fort St. Frédéric
This tablet is erected by the Society of Colonial Wars in the State of New York AD 1912 to commemorate the capture of Fort St. Frédéric and the erection of this fortress AD 1759 by the British and Provincial Army commanded by General Sir Jeffrey . . . — Map (db m9336) HM
New York (Essex County), Crown Point — Crown Point: Military Focus
The most practical mode of travel and communication through the wilderness separating French Canada and British North America during the 18th century was by water. The Sorel (Richelieu) River, Lake Champlain, Wood Creek, and the Hudson River . . . — Map (db m11434) HM
New York (Essex County), Crown Point — Eastern TerminusNorth Country National Scenic Trail
The North Country National Scenic Trail Stretching 4,600 miles through seven states, the North Country Trail is a premier hiking path that traverses, interprets and celebrates the unique natural, historic, cultural and ecological landscapes of . . . — Map (db m126284) HM
New York (Essex County), Crown Point — Fort St. Frédéric
Fort St. Frédéric consisted of an outer, bastioned limestone wall enclosing the Citadel, a four-story, eight-sided tower with walls twelve feet thick at the base. Cannon were mounted on each floor of the Citadel, and entry was gained by a drawbridge . . . — Map (db m11415) HM
New York (Essex County), Crown Point — NY-0 — Gen. Henry Knox Trail
On May 11, 1775 American forces took possession of Crown Point and 111 cannon of which 29, along with 30 from Fort Ticonderoga, made up the Noble Train of Artillery that Henry Knox delivered to Gen. George Washington to force the British out of . . . — Map (db m126079) HM
New York (Essex County), Crown Point — Israel Putnam
182 feet north of this spot stood the oak to which Israel Putnam was tied and tortured by the Indians in 1758 — Map (db m9340) HM
New York (Essex County), Crown Point — Ruins of Pre-Revolutionary Village
500 Ft Ruins of Pre-Revolutionary Village and Trading Post — Map (db m45964) HM
New York (Essex County), Crown Point — Samuel Champlain
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New York (Essex County), Crown Point — Selecting a Bridge Location
In 1927, the Lake Champlain Bridge Commission considered six possible locations in the southern Lake Champlain region for a new bridge. The commission chose the Crown Point-Chimney Point site because it provided the best geological conditions. . . . — Map (db m126279) HM
New York (Essex County), Crown Point — The 1929 Lake Champlain Bridge
When it opened in 1929, the Lake Champlain Bridge became the first modern highway bridge to cross 120-mile-long Lake Champlain. Promoted as “the new gateway” between New York’s Adirondacks and Vermont’s Green Mountains, the bridge . . . — Map (db m126268) HM
New York (Essex County), Crown Point — The Barracks
These barracks were constructed in the fashionable Georgian style of the day, uncommon in the northern interior of New York in the mid-18th century. The soldiers’ barracks is composed of four dwelling units of four rooms. Each doorway opens into a . . . — Map (db m11443) HM
New York (Essex County), Crown Point — The British at Crown Point
Following the French retreat from Crown Point in 1759, General Amherst embarked upon an ambitious plan to secure the area for Britain. An elaborate system of fortifications was begun on the Point; at times as many as 3,000 soldiers and artisans were . . . — Map (db m11437) HM
New York (Essex County), Crown Point — The French at Crown Point
In 1730, the French erected a small wooden fort at Point a la Chevelure, now Chimney Point, Vermont, thereby taking control of territory claimed by Great Britain under the terms of the Treaty of Utrecht (1713). The following year, construction of . . . — Map (db m11435) HM
New York (Essex County), Crown Point — The Soldiers' Monument
To the memory of the heroic volunteers of Crown Point, who gave their lives as a sacrifice for their country and humanity, in the suppression of the Great Rebellion of 1861-1865. This monument is erected by their grateful fellow . . . — Map (db m126316) WM
New York (Essex County), Crown Point — The White Flag
The white flag was the French naval ensign. It was also the flag flown over all forts that came under the royal authority in New France from the end of the seventeenth century until the British Conquest. — Map (db m126270) HM
New York (Essex County), Crown Point — Welcome To The Lake Champlain Bridge Heritage Area
The Lake Champlain Bridge Heritage Area includes Crown Point State Historic Site, the Lake Champlain Visitors Center, and the Crown Point State Campground in New York, Chimney Point State Historic Site in Vermont, as well as the bridge that . . . — Map (db m126282) HM

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