Friday, May 27

Ticonderoga, New York

Spent today in and around the small town of Ticonderoga, New York. First stop, Fort Ticonderoga which was built by France between 1755 and 1757 during the French and Indian War in the US. It continued to be of strategic importance as the site controlled a river portage between Lake Champlain and Lake George. The fort played an important role during the American Revolutionary War, and was destroyed several times as it changed hands. Lots of history.

 

Then a short drive up Mount Defiance and a look down at Fort Ticonderoga (850 feet below) which shows why the fort and its associated defenses were so important.

Lake Champlain, with Fort Ticonderoga between the two canon on the peninsula

 

After Mount Defiance, it was into the village of Ticonderoga for a walk along the LaChute Riverwalk. Again, lots of history, as the LaChute River provided the power needed for a wide variety of industries in the 1800s.