The Revolutionary War from a State Historic Marker

“Ethan Allen crossed Lake Champlain to capture Fort Ticonderoga on May 10, 1775 for “America’s First Victory.” Allen’s expedition passed through here on May 5, 1775. Nathan Beman from Manchester guided the expedition into the fort; John Roberts of Manchester was the head of the expedition’s largest immediate family. In 1777, after evacuating Ft. TiContinue reading “The Revolutionary War from a State Historic Marker”

The Ticonderoga: National Historic Landmark

“The steamboat Ticonderoga is one of two remaining side-paddle-wheel passenger steamers with a vertical beam engine of the type that provided freight and passenger service on America’s bays, lakes and rivers from the early 19th to the mid-20th centuries. Commissioned by the Champlain Transportation Company, Ticonderoga was built in 1906 at the Shelburne Shipyard inContinue reading “The Ticonderoga: National Historic Landmark”

Chipman’s Point Ferry Complex

“Chipman’s Point is a historic 19th-century ferry complex on Chipman Point Road in Orwell, Vermont. The complex includes two early 19th-century stone warehouses, a former Lake Champlain ferry landing site (used until 1975), and the foundational remains of the Chipman Point Hotel. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1996.[1] Chipman’sContinue reading “Chipman’s Point Ferry Complex”

Gorgeous Trees of Lakeview Cemetery

As I filmed in one of my favorite local cemeteries, Lakeview, I thought the trees there deserved a video of their own. Hence, the topic of today’s video. Nope, I know nothing about trees except how much I love them. Please join me as I walked around an area near the lake and enjoy theContinue reading “Gorgeous Trees of Lakeview Cemetery”

Larrabee’s Point Complex: National Register of Historic Places!

“The Larrabee’s Point Complex consists of a collection of ferry-related buildings and structures at the western end of Vermont Route 74 in Shoreham, Vermont. Included are facilities currently used by the oldest operating ferry on Lake Champlain, the Ticonderoga-Larrabees Point Ferry, and two buildings historically associated with the ferry operation. The complex was listed onContinue reading “Larrabee’s Point Complex: National Register of Historic Places!”

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