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Panel 1 Lakes to Locks Passage takes you through a spectacular landscape laden with history. Follow this map to find your way through four story-filled regions that connect the historic waters of Lake Champlain and Lake George with the Champlain …
Throughout history the corridor along Lake Champlain and the Hudson River has been a transportation route of significant strategic and commercial importance. In pre-colonial times it was an important Native American trail. After the arrival of Eur…
We will never forget our Veterans who answered the world's call for freedom [Honor Rolls] Dedicated May 25, 1992
In memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice and in honor of those who served 1917 · World War · 1918
Philip Skene founded Whitehall, originally known as Skenesborough, in 1759. He was lured here by the availability of hydropower for mills provided by the falls on Wood Creek.The magic word for Skenesborough's existence is transportation, due to it…
The completion of the Champlain Canal in 1823 transformed Whitehall from a minor port at the head of Lake Champlain into a bustling transshipment point for goods destined for Troy, Albany, New York City, Buffalo and the West. Lumberyards, icehouse…
On October 11, 1776 at Valcour Island, off the western shore of Lake Champlain, a naval battle took place that may well have decided the fate of the American Revolution. Although they fought valiantly, the Americans lost the battle. However, they …
Arnold's Valcour fleetbuilt in the summer of 1776,in Skenesborough Harbor,now Whitehall.
In 1775, Skenesborough was captured by American forces in the first aggressive action in New York. Benedict Arnold built his fleet for Lake Champlain here in 1776. Revolutionary War Heritage Trail
With the British in pursuitthree vessels of B. Arnold'sLake Champlain fleet wereblown up in this harbor byAmerican forces July 6, 1777to avoid being captured.