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Sharing the Flow. The waterfall in front of you spans only half of its original width. The left half disappeared long ago into Ticonderoga Pulp and Paper Company (later, International Paper Company) penstocks. The remainder of the waterfall fed bo…
Split 13-inch Mortar. On August 1, 1776 this English mortar exploded at Ticonderoga during a test firing. In the War of 18 12, this piece was used as ballast in an American warship on Lake Champlain. It was in the remains of that vessel that this …
The Power of Water. The waters of Lake George falling over Bicentennial Falls today form a pretty backdrop for Bicentennial Park. For more than two hundred years this waterfall also produced power. Beginning with a French sawmill in 1756, soldiers…
Tower Avenue Grindstones. The grindstones lining this street were used by the early mills operating in the 1800's. The mills were located in the entire area of the falls on the La Chute River. They were salvaged by Vincent Strebe and erected in …
Rivière de La Chute. At these lower falls stood the sawmill used in 1755 by the French to build Fort Carillon, and by the British in 1759 to build a fleet and the forts at Ticonderoga and Crown Point. Ticonderoga Historical Society …
A Way to the World. The La Chute River supplied more than power for the mills. It also connected to Lake Champlain and the wider world. People and goods traveled much more easily by water than by land, so the corridor formed by Lake Champlain, Lak…
1756 French Saw Mill on La Chute River. In 1756 the French erected a mill on the river opposite this spot for sawing and preparing timbers used in Fort Carillon, renamed Fort Ticonderoga when captured by General Amherst in 1759. . . General Aber…
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.
Fifteen thousand men landed here to attack Ticonderoga which was successfully defended by Montcalm July, 1758
Major outpost 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.