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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 — Fort St. Frédéric
Fort St. Frédéric consisted of an outer, bastioned stone 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 — 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
. . . — Map (db m76027) 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), Essex — World Wars Memorial

In memory of those who gave their lives for their country in World War I and World War II. They shall, by their sacrifices, live forever among us. We honor the brave men and women of the Town of Essex who served our country . . . — Map (db m108924) HM

New York (Essex County), Historic Ironville — IronvilleBirthplace of the Electrical Age
Allen Penfield, Timothy Taft, and Allen Harwood pioneered the first industrial use of electricity in their iron works below the pond south of the marker. Thomas Davenport, the blacksmith of Brandon, Vermont, in 1833 bought the electro-magnet used . . . — Map (db m27491) HM
New York (Essex County), Lake Placid — Henry J. Kaiser
To Honor the Memory of Henry J. Kaiser The famous industrialist and philanthropist who operated a studio and photo shop on this site from 1901 to 1905 Brownell and Kaiser "Meet The Man with a Smile" He returned in June 1949 . . . — Map (db m46295) HM
New York (Essex County), Lake Placid — Kate Smith Memorial
In memory of Kate Smith 1907-1986. A legend of radio, records, stage, television, and screen and a Lake Placid resident for forty summers.

“God Bless America, My Home Sweet Home” — Map (db m100518) HM

New York (Essex County), Lake Placid — Sonja Henie Ice Fountain
Dedicated on February 14, 1980 during the XIII Olympic Winter Games to the memory of Norway’s greatest figure skater Sonja Henie (1912-1969). Holder of 10 World Championships, 3 Olympic Gold Medals, the second awarded in Lake Placid at the 1932 . . . — Map (db m100520) HM
New York (Essex County), Lake Placid — The XIII Winter Olympic Games
Here on February 13, 1980 The XIII Winter Olympic Games were opened by Vice President of the United States Walter F. Mondale and here the sacred Olympic Flame was brought from Olympia, Greece to shed its light for twelve days on the Quadrennial . . . — Map (db m46183) HM
New York (Essex County), North Elba — Here Lies Buried John Brown
John Brown of Osawatomie Here Lies Buried John Brown Born at Torrington, Connecticut May 9th, 1800 He emigrated to Kansas in 1855 where he took an active part in the contest against the pro-slavery party. He gained in August 1856 a . . . — Map (db m46521) 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 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 Godfrey1889 - 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 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 ParkCommemorating 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 HenryEssex 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 Roll1917 - 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

New York (Essex County), Ticonderoga — “The Black Watch”A.D. 1925
The Saint Andrews Society of Glens Falls, N.Y. erected this tablet to commemorate the heroic gallantry of the 42d Regiment of Foot better known as “The Royal Highlanders” of “The Black Watch” who on July 8, 1758 lost here in . . . — Map (db m9561) HM
New York (Essex County), Ticonderoga — “The Black Watch”
Sacred to the memory of the gallant Highlanders of the 42nd Regiment of Foot “The Black Watch” From a regiment a thousand strong 205 died and 287 were wounded July 8, 1758 assaulting the French lines on the heights of Carillon - Their . . . — Map (db m9579) HM
New York (Essex County), Ticonderoga — 150th Anniversary of the Capture of This Fort
1775 - - - 1925 In commemoration of the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the capture of this fort May 10th 1775 which was the beginning of the War of the Revolution in the State of New York and in memory of the brave men French, British and . . . — Map (db m9455) HM
New York (Essex County), Ticonderoga — 200th Anniversary of Washington’s Inspection
This commemorative tablet erected and dedicated in observance of the 200th anniversary of General George Washington’s inspection to Fort Ticonderoga and the Champlain Valley. July 1783                            July . . . — Map (db m9548) HM
New York (Essex County), Ticonderoga — A landscape filled with legend and activity . . .Champlain Valley Heritage Network
British soldiers who chose not to return to England following the Seven Years War mustered out of the army to settle on land they had seen during the campaigns against the French. The sandy loam soil around Streetroad has sustained a diversity of . . . — Map (db m19722) HM
New York (Essex County), Ticonderoga — A Soldier of France
Here lie the bones of a soldier of France found under the Northwest Bastion of the Fort in November 1900 Rest in Peace — Map (db m9654) HM
New York (Essex County), Ticonderoga — Abercrombie's Landing
Fifteen thousand men landed here to attack Ticonderoga which was successfully defended by Montcalm July, 1758 — Map (db m45273) HM
New York (Essex County), Ticonderoga — Artillery Park
Along this site in July, 1759, British forces under Amherst erected an artillery battery to attack the French Fort at Carillon, which they seized and named Fort Ticonderoga. — Map (db m10078) HM
New York (Essex County), Ticonderoga — Carillon Bridge
Near this spot in 1755-1756 Michel de Chartier de Lotbiniére engineer of Fort Carillon, bridged this stream and harnessed this waterpower for the first time. Sawmills, storehouses and barracks were located here, being within the Seignory of . . . — Map (db m15590) HM
New York (Essex County), Ticonderoga — Carillon Outpost
Major post on Lake George, a small palisaded log fort, built in 1756 to defend Fort Carillon from British attack, & named Camp De Contrecoeur, stood in this vicinity. — Map (db m45104) HM
New York (Essex County), Ticonderoga — Carillon ParkDedicatory Plaque
There is a joy in footing slow across a silent plain, where patriot battle has been fought, when glory was the gain. There is a joy in every spot made known by times of old - new to the feet, through each tale a hundred times be told. - Keats . . . — Map (db m15591) HM
New York (Essex County), Ticonderoga — Colonel Ethan Allen
Dedicated to the memory of the gallant band of Patriots led by Colonel Ethan Allen who on the 10th of May, 1775 captured this important fortress and secured for the Americans a valuable base of operations on Lakes George and Champlain. Erected by . . . — Map (db m9452) HM
New York (Essex County), Ticonderoga — Colonel John Brown
of Pittsfield, Mass. killed October 19th, 1780 at Stone Arabia, N.Y. on his thirty-fifth birthday. Was with Ethan Allen, May 10th, 1775. Made a gallant attempt to retake the fort September 17th to 22nd, 1777 but failed owing to the sturdy defence . . . — Map (db m9484) HM
New York (Essex County), Ticonderoga — Colonial Battles Fought in this VicinityA.D. 1900
The Society of Colonial Wars in the State of New York erected this tablet to commemorate the colonial battles fought in this vicinity. Champlain with Hurons and Algonquins defeated the Iroquois July 30, 1609 near the shore. Montcalm defeated . . . — Map (db m9560) HM
New York (Essex County), Ticonderoga — Death of Lord Howe
Near this spot, July 6, 1758 Lord George Augustus Howe was killed in a skirmish preceding Abercrombie’s defeat by Montcalm at Fort Carillon. — Map (db m6141) HM
New York (Essex County), Ticonderoga — Eighteen Colonial SoldiersR.I.P.
Here are interred the bones of Eighteen Colonial Soldiers found near the Old Military Road in Ticonderoga Village on Nov. 1st 1924 — Map (db m9650) HM
New York (Essex County), Ticonderoga — Fort Carillon
Built by the French 1755-1758 General James Abercrombie defeated by the Marquis de Montcalm, July 8, 1758 Captured by Sir Jeffery Amherst July 27, 1759 and renamed Fort Ticonderoga Captured by Ethan Allen May 10, 1775 Captured by Sir John Burgoyne . . . — Map (db m9447) HM
New York (Essex County), Ticonderoga — Fort TiconderogaHistoric New York
During the 18th century, when nations fought to control the strategic route between the St. Lawrence River in Canada and the Hudson River to the south, the fortification overlooking the outlet of Lake George into Lake Champlain was called “the . . . — Map (db m9094) HM
New York (Essex County), Ticonderoga — From this point south…
From this point south, this street follows the route of the Indian carry between the lakes and of Montcalm’s military road traversed by Washington and Franklin during the Revolution. Erected by Ticonderoga Chapter Daughters of the American . . . — Map (db m9090) HM
New York (Essex County), Ticonderoga — Garrison Cemetery
Here are buried several hundred officers and men of the American Army, chiefly New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania Militia 1775-77. — Map (db m9582) HM
New York (Essex County), Ticonderoga — NY-1 — Gen. Henry Knox Trail
From this fortress went Gen. Henry Knox in the winter of 1775-1776 to deliver to Gen. George Washington at Cambridge the train of artillery from Fort Ticonderoga used to force the British Army to evacuate Boston Erected by The State of New York . . . — Map (db m9780) HM
New York (Essex County), Ticonderoga — NY-4 — Gen. Henry Knox Trail
Through this place passed Gen. Henry Knox in the winter of 1775-1776 to deliver to Gen. George Washington at Cambridge the train of artillery from Fort Ticonderoga used to force the British Army to evacuate Boston Erected by The State of New York . . . — Map (db m9799) HM
New York (Essex County), Ticonderoga — NY-3 — Gen. Henry Knox Trail
Through this place passed Gen. Henry Knox in the winter of 1775-1776 to deliver to Gen. George Washington at Cambridge the train of artillery from Fort Ticonderoga used to force the British Army to evacuate Boston Erected by The State of New York . . . — Map (db m9801) HM
New York (Essex County), Ticonderoga — NY-2 — Gen. Henry Knox Trail
Through this place passed Gen. Henry Knox in the winter of 1775-1776 to deliver to Gen. George Washington at Cambridge the train of artillery from Fort Ticonderoga used to force the British Army to evacuate Boston Erected by The State of New York . . . — Map (db m21046) HM
New York (Essex County), Ticonderoga — George Augustus Viscount Howe
To commemorate the heroic gallantry and noble character of George Augustus Viscount Howe Brigadier-General of His Majesty’s Forces in America. Killed near Trout Brook two days before the great battle of Carillon July 6, 1758. His death an . . . — Map (db m9562) HM
New York (Essex County), Ticonderoga — Grand Carry Landing
This tablet marks the landing for the grand carry on the Great War Trail between the Indian tribes of the north and south country. It also marks the beginning of that carry between the lakes to avoid the falls and rapids, which later became the . . . — Map (db m16309) HM
New York (Essex County), Ticonderoga — Hancock HouseJuly 8, 1925
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior. — Map (db m31281) HM
New York (Essex County), Ticonderoga — Hon. Clayton Harris DeLano
Tribute to the memory of Hon. Clayton Harris DeLano, LL.B. Christian Gentleman Leading Industrialist Honored Citizen. Born, Ticonderoga, 1836 – Died, 1920 Member of Assembly 1869-71. Active in all movements for advancement of education and . . . — Map (db m16310) HM
New York (Essex County), Ticonderoga — Hut Sites
Within a radius of one-half mile were 150 huts occupied by American troops in the Revolution 1775 – 1777. — Map (db m9577) HM
New York (Essex County), Ticonderoga — Indian Trail
Through this pass to Trout Brook ran an Indian Trail, used by Robert Rogers after Battle on Snowshoes, 1758, on retreat to Fort Wm. Henry — Map (db m9533) HM
New York (Essex County), Ticonderoga — Indian Trail
Battling French & Indians and on retreat from Snowshoe Battle in 1758, Rogers' Rangers crossed over this mountain where Rogers staged his legendary escape at Rogers Rock on Lake George. — Map (db m45765) HM
New York (Essex County), Ticonderoga — Liberty Monument
For hastening to set a crown of freedom on this new land we lie possessed of praise that grows not old. And here were men coequal with their fate who did great things unconscious they were great. Back of Monument: Champlain – Iroquois . . . — Map (db m15593) HM
New York (Essex County), Ticonderoga — Lord Howe’s Grave
On October 3rd, 1889, a workman digging a trench opened by mere accident across the street from this point, a grave which contained the skeleton of a man, and within this grave found, at its head, a stone, now in the Black Watch Library in this . . . — Map (db m9539) HM
New York (Essex County), Ticonderoga — Men of Ticonderoga
In memory of the men of Ticonderoga who offered their lives in defense of their country Side of Monument: The gift of Clayton H. DeLano A lover of his native townMap (db m16314) HM
New York (Essex County), Ticonderoga — Military Heroes of Ticonderoga
. . . — Map (db m16311) HM
New York (Essex County), Ticonderoga — Mount Defiance
Cannon placed on the summit of Mt. Defiance by British artillery officers under Burgoyne July, 1777 forced evacuation of Ft. Ticonderoga. — Map (db m21050) HM
New York (Essex County), Ticonderoga — Near this spot stood Montcalm1712 - - - 1759
Near this spot stood Louis-Joseph de Gozon Marquis de Montcalm on the 8th of July 1758. With a small force of French troops and Canadian volunteers, he prevented the capture of Fort Carillon by defeating a much superior British and Colonial army . . . — Map (db m9573) HM
New York (Essex County), Ticonderoga — Old Military Road
Along this street ran the old military road fortified in 1759 by General Amherst prior to the siege at Fort Ticonderoga. — Map (db m9091) HM
New York (Essex County), Ticonderoga — Old Military RoadCrown Point to Ticonderoga — 1689 – 1783
Used by troops during early Colonial Wars and during the American Revolution. — Map (db m9339) HM
New York (Essex County), Ticonderoga — Original Carillon Bridge
Site of the original Carillon Bridge C. 1755 Called ‘The Long Bridge’ for over a century, the bridge was officially named Carillon in 1933. The present bridge was reconstructed in 1990 by Reale Construction Co., Inc. — Map (db m15589) HM
New York (Essex County), Ticonderoga — Rogers’ Rangers
Robert Rogers and 74 of his Rangers in Jan. 1757 in this vicinity fought superior French forces for several hours and successfully escaped. — Map (db m9537) HM
New York (Essex County), Ticonderoga — Streetroad Cemetery
One of the earliest common burying grounds of historic Ticonderoga. Memorialized here are many first settlers, early doctors and supervisors, the town’s first State Senator, veterans of the Revolutionary, 1812, and Civil Wars. Last burial of a Civil . . . — Map (db m11711) HM
New York (Essex County), Ticonderoga — Summit of Mount Defiance
Marker #1: Two historic waterways converge at Ticonderoga. Long before the region became important to European powers, Native Americans made a portage here for carrying canoes and gear between Lake George and Lake Champlain. The five-mile-long . . . — Map (db m19882) HM
New York (Essex County), Ticonderoga — The Carillon Battlefield
In the mid-18th century, this battlefield was a focal point in the Seven Years’ War, a world war between France and Great Britain. Here the two super-powers struggled for control of the Lake Champlain Lake George water highway, the strategic . . . — Map (db m9590) HM
New York (Essex County), Ticonderoga — The French Lines
Built by troops under Montcalm July 6-7, 1758. Repaired by American troops 1776. — Map (db m9565) HM
New York (Essex County), Ticonderoga — Through this entrance . . .
1776                         1929 Through this entrance to the place D’Armes of the fort have passed George Washington, Ethan Allen, Benjamin Franklin, Seth Warner, Benedict Arnold, . . . — Map (db m9449) HM
New York (Essex County), Ticonderoga — Troops of Colonial Wars at Ticonderoga
In tribute to the heroism of the troops under the unfortunate Maj. Gen’l. James Abercromby in the attack on the French lines, July 8th, 1758, to mark the capture of Fort Carillon by Lieut. Gen’l. Sir Jeffrey Amherst July 27th, 1759 and, to record . . . — Map (db m9585) HM
New York (Essex County), Wilmington — New York World War Veterans Memorial Highway
New York World War Veterans Memorial Highway Surveyed 1928 • Completed 1937 During the Administrations of Governors Alfred E. Smith Franklin D. Roosevelt Herbert H. Lehman * * * * * Whiteface Mountain Highway Commission William . . . — Map (db m46148) HM

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