Fort Ticonderoga, NY Photos

Lake Champlain is a major north-south route between Canada and the Hudson River. At its southern end between Lake Champlain and Lake George a portage is required. There, the French built Fort Carillon (1754-7) to protect Canada from the English. In its efforts to capture New France, England took the fort (1759) which became Fort Ticonderoga. After the American Revolution started, Fort Ticonderoga again gained importance. In May 1775 the Green Mountain Boys and other militia under Ethan Allen and Benedict Arnold captured Fort Ticonderoga in a surprise attack. The captured canons were dragged overland to serve in the defense of Boston, causing the British to leave Boston (March 1776). General John Burgoyne recaptured the fort (June 1777) but the British then decamped after their defeat at Saratoga. In subsequent years, Fort Ticonderoga became a pilgrimage site for Americans, because it was the first Revolutionary battle to show that the British could be defeated.

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Panorama of Lake Champlain & Fort Ticonderoga. Ticonderoga, NY.
Panorama of Lake Champlain & Fort Ticonderoga. Ticonderoga, NY....
Approach to Fort Ticonderoga. Ticonderoga, NY.Narrows at southern end of Lake Champlain & important portage were controlled by Fort Ticonderoga. Ticonderoga, NY.Canon & South Barracks building at Fort Ticonderoga. Ticonderoga, NY.Entrance to Place d'Armes through South Barracks at Fort Ticonderoga. Ticonderoga, NY.
Approach to Fort Ticonderoga. Ticonderoga, NY.Narrows at southern end of Lake Champlain & important portage were controlled by Fort Ticonderoga (originally French Fort Carillon). Ticonderoga, NY.Canon & South Barracks building at Fort Ticonderoga. Ticonderoga, NY.Entrance to Place d'Armes through South Barracks at Fort Ticonderoga. Ticonderoga, NY.
Plaque naming great men who visited Fort Ticonderoga including George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Benedict Arnold, etc. Ticonderoga, NY.Stone walls & canon of South Barracks at Fort Ticonderoga. Ticonderoga, NY.Stone walls & canon of South Barracks at Fort Ticonderoga. Ticonderoga, NY.Mortars at Fort Ticonderoga. Ticonderoga, NY.
Plaque naming great men who visited Fort Ticonderoga including George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Benedict Arnold, etc. Ticonderoga, NY.Stone walls & canon of South Barracks at Fort Ticonderoga. Ticonderoga, NY.Stone walls & canon of South Barracks at Fort Ticonderoga. Ticonderoga, NY.Mortars at Fort Ticonderoga. Ticonderoga, NY.
Mortars at Fort Ticonderoga. Ticonderoga, NY.Canons over Lake Champlain at Fort Ticonderoga. Ticonderoga, NY.South Barracks at Fort Ticonderoga. Ticonderoga, NY.Reconstructed Magasin du Roi at Fort Ticonderoga. Ticonderoga, NY.
Mortars at Fort Ticonderoga. Ticonderoga, NY.Canons over Lake Champlain at Fort Ticonderoga. Ticonderoga, NY.South Barracks at Fort Ticonderoga. Ticonderoga, NY.Reconstructed Magasin du Roi at Fort Ticonderoga. Ticonderoga, NY.
West Barracks Ethan Allen Stairway at Fort Ticonderoga. Ticonderoga, NY.French-style windows & wall at Fort Ticonderoga. Ticonderoga, NY.Plan for Fort Vaudreuil which became Fort Ticonderoga. Ticonderoga, NY.French soldier's breastplate at Fort Ticonderoga. Ticonderoga, NY.
West Barracks Ethan Allen Stairway at Fort Ticonderoga. Ticonderoga, NY.French-style windows & wall at Fort Ticonderoga. Ticonderoga, NY.Plan for Fort Vaudreuil (c1755) (aka Fort Carillon) which became Fort Ticonderoga. Ticonderoga, NY.French soldier's breastplate (17th C) at Fort Ticonderoga. Ticonderoga, NY.
Model of barge used by British to transport of canon & ammunition at Fort Ticonderoga. Ticonderoga, NY.Model of boat used by British to transport troops & supplies at Fort Ticonderoga. Ticonderoga, NY.Collection of military & hunting swords at Fort Ticonderoga. Ticonderoga, NY.Collection of powder horns at Fort Ticonderoga. Ticonderoga, NY.
Model of barge used by British to transport of canon & ammunition at Fort Ticonderoga. Ticonderoga, NY.Model of boat used by British to transport troops & supplies at Fort Ticonderoga. Ticonderoga, NY.Collection of military & hunting swords (18th C) at Fort Ticonderoga. Ticonderoga, NY.Collection of powder horns at Fort Ticonderoga. Ticonderoga, NY.
Powder horn inscribed William Davison of 27th Regiment at Fort Ticonderoga. Ticonderoga, NY.Firearms used during French & Indian War at Fort Ticonderoga. Ticonderoga, NY.French gunpowder tester which tested explosive strength by number of clicks on ratchet at Fort Ticonderoga. Ticonderoga, NY.Firearms used during Revolutionary War at Fort Ticonderoga. Ticonderoga, NY.
Powder horn inscribed William Davison of 27th Regiment (1758) at Fort Ticonderoga. Ticonderoga, NY.Firearms used during French & Indian War at Fort Ticonderoga. Ticonderoga, NY.French gunpowder tester (18th C) which tested explosive strength by number of clicks on ratchet at Fort Ticonderoga. Ticonderoga, NY.Firearms used during Revolutionary War at Fort Ticonderoga. Ticonderoga, NY.
Canteen inscribed Noah Allen at Fort Ticonderoga. Ticonderoga, NY.General George Washington portrait by Charles Peale Polk at Fort Ticonderoga. Ticonderoga, NY.George Washington's watch key with arms of the United States at Fort Ticonderoga. Ticonderoga, NY.Silver shoe buckles said to have been worn by George Washington at Fort Ticonderoga. Ticonderoga, NY.
Canteen inscribed Noah Allen (1776-7) at Fort Ticonderoga. Ticonderoga, NY.General George Washington portrait (c1790) by Charles Peale Polk at Fort Ticonderoga. Ticonderoga, NY.George Washington's watch key with arms of the United States at Fort Ticonderoga. Ticonderoga, NY.Silver shoe buckles said to have been worn by George Washington at Fort Ticonderoga. Ticonderoga, NY.
George Washington's razor at Fort Ticonderoga. Ticonderoga, NY.George Washington's corkscrew at Fort Ticonderoga. Ticonderoga, NY.Mannequin of native American scout at Fort Ticonderoga. Ticonderoga, NY.Mannequin of Revolutionary War soldier loading musket while on his back at Fort Ticonderoga. Ticonderoga, NY.
George Washington's razor at Fort Ticonderoga. Ticonderoga, NY.George Washington's corkscrew at Fort Ticonderoga. Ticonderoga, NY.Mannequin of native American scout at Fort Ticonderoga. Ticonderoga, NY.Mannequin of Revolutionary War soldier loading musket while on his back at Fort Ticonderoga. Ticonderoga, NY.
Hand-painted punch bowl which belonged to General Philip Schuyler at Fort Ticonderoga. Ticonderoga, NY.Transfer-printed creamware basket from Staffordshire, England at Fort Ticonderoga. Ticonderoga, NY.Rebekah at the Wedding teapot from Bennington, VT at Fort Ticonderoga. Ticonderoga, NY.Bennington, VT pitcher at Fort Ticonderoga. Ticonderoga, NY.
Hand-painted punch bowl (late 18th C) which belonged to General Philip Schuyler at Fort Ticonderoga. Ticonderoga, NY.Transfer-printed creamware basket (c1840) from Staffordshire, England at Fort Ticonderoga. Ticonderoga, NY.Rebekah at the Wedding teapot from Bennington, VT at Fort Ticonderoga. Ticonderoga, NY.Bennington, VT pitcher at Fort Ticonderoga. Ticonderoga, NY.
Sugar devil to bore into barrel of sugar or dried fruit to break solid mass into pieces at Fort Ticonderoga. Ticonderoga, NY.Flip stand for heating mulled drinks on a hearth with poker to heat & plunge into drinks to impart scorched taste at Fort Ticonderoga. Ticonderoga, NY.Garrison Garden seen down from Fort Ticonderoga. Ticonderoga, NY.Fort Ticonderoga Garrison Gardens in Colonial Revival style. Ticonderoga, NY.
Sugar devil to bore into barrel of sugar or dried fruit to break solid mass into pieces at Fort Ticonderoga. Ticonderoga, NY.Flip stand for heating mulled drinks on a hearth with poker to heat & plunge into drinks to impart scorched taste at Fort Ticonderoga. Ticonderoga, NY.Garrison Garden seen down from Fort Ticonderoga. Ticonderoga, NY.Fort Ticonderoga Garrison Gardens in Colonial Revival style. Ticonderoga, NY.
The Pavilion in Garrison Garden where visitors landing by boat were welcomed before proceeding to Fort Ticonderoga. Ticonderoga, NY.Flowers in Fort Ticonderoga Garrison Gardens. Ticonderoga, NY.Flowers & fruit trees in Fort Ticonderoga Garrison Gardens. Ticonderoga, NY.Vegetable patches in Fort Ticonderoga Garrison Gardens such as troops would have grown for themselves. Ticonderoga, NY.
The Pavilion (1909) in Garrison Garden where visitors landing by boat were welcomed before proceeding to Fort Ticonderoga. Ticonderoga, NY.Flowers in Fort Ticonderoga Garrison Gardens. Ticonderoga, NY.Flowers & fruit trees in Fort Ticonderoga Garrison Gardens. Ticonderoga, NY.Vegetable patches in Fort Ticonderoga Garrison Gardens such as troops would have grown for themselves. Ticonderoga, NY.
Melons in Fort Ticonderoga Garrison Gardens. Ticonderoga, NY.


Melons in Fort Ticonderoga Garrison Gardens. Ticonderoga, NY.



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