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Port Henry, New York Historical Markers

 
A Busy Iron Port Marker image, Touch for more information
By William Fischer, Jr., October 8, 2017
A Busy Iron Port Marker
New York (Essex County), Port Henry — A Busy Iron Port

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. . . . — Map (db m109054) HM

New York (Essex County), Port Henry — A Busy Iron Port

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. . . . — Map (db m109055) HM

New York (Essex County), Port Henry — Cedar Point House

Inn and restaurant serving iron ore industry workers, railway workers, travelers, and visiting officials early 1880s to ca. 1964 — Map (db m109058) HM

New York (Essex County), Port Henry — Champ Sightings in Bulwagga Bay Area

Samuel de Champlain 1609

[List of Sightings not transcribed]

M. Mauth 7-7-90 [latest signing on sign] — Map (db m109078) HM

New York (Essex County), Port Henry — Champlain Academy

Site of Port Henry's first tavern 1826. This building erected as Pease House 1850 — Map (db m108967) HM

New York (Essex County), Port Henry — Daisy Godfrey 1889 - 1982

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

New York (Essex County), Port Henry — Industrial Shoreline

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 . . . — Map (db m109053) HM

New York (Essex County), Port Henry — Lake Champlain & Moriah Railroad: The "Elsie and Em"

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

New York (Essex County), Port Henry — LC&M Caboose

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 . . . — Map (db m109056) HM

New York (Essex County), Port Henry — Meacham House

Built in 1818 by Capt. William Meacham — Map (db m109076) HM

New York (Essex County), Port Henry — 273 — Office Bldg
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
New York (Essex County), Port Henry — 273 — Office Building of Witherbee and Sherman Iron Ore Company

Part of Franklin Patent 1765. Built ca. 1875 Donated to town of Moriah in 1959. — Map (db m109017) HM

New York (Essex County), Port Henry — Powerhouse Park Commemorating the site of the former Port Henry Powerplant, demolished in 1971

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

New York (Essex County), Port Henry — Realizing a Dream: the Rolling Stock Display

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 . . . — Map (db m109040) HM

New York (Essex County), Port Henry — Shore Line

of Butterfield's Bay Boats were moored along north Main Street before building of railroad through here — Map (db m108966) HM

New York (Essex County), Port Henry — Site of First Blast Furnace

Erected in 1824 by Major James Dalliba Converted into Stove Works in 1827. — Map (db m108968) HM

New York (Essex County), Port Henry — Site of Porter's and Lewis's Mills

Built 1766; supplied lumber for Fort Crown Point and Arnold's Fleet[.] Entire valley dependent on grist mill. — Map (db m108972) HM

New York (Essex County), Port Henry — Teamsters, Dock Wallopers and Child Captains

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 . . . — Map (db m108995) HM

New York (Essex County), Port Henry — The 1929 Lake Champlain Bridge

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

New York (Essex County), Port Henry — The 1929 Lake Champlain Bridge

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

New York (Essex County), Port Henry — The 2011 Lake Champlain Bridge

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 . . . — Map (db m108976) HM

New York (Essex County), Port Henry — Veterans Memorial

In appreciation to all Town of Moriah Veterans past and present who served in the Armed Forces

[Dedicated] December 2007 — Map (db m109029) WM

New York (Essex County), Port Henry — Village of Port Henry Essex County N.Y. Incorporated May 1, 1869 —

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 . . . — Map (db m108965) HM

New York (Essex County), Port Henry — Witherbee Park and Town Hall

Deeded to the Town of Moriah May 25, 1959 by Witherbee Sherman Corporation — Map (db m109030) HM

New York (Essex County), Port Henry — World War I Memorial Honor Roll 1917 - 1918 Town of Moriah, New York —

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 . . . — Map (db m108996) WM


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