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Fort Ticonderoga from Mt. Defiance, Lake Champlain

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Jim M on January 27, 2008

Photo by Jim Millard. Copyright © 2007 America's Historic Lakes, South Hero, VT USA.

Stanley W. Gomez 77 on February 3, 2008

A strategic command point between Lakes George and Champlain during the French and Indian War (1755-63). Originally built by the French and named Fort Carillon in 1755, gallantly defended by Montcalm in 1758 against Abercromby. It fell to Amherst in 1759 and renamed Fort Ticonderoga. Benedict Arnold and Ethan Allen subdued its garrison at the outbreak of the Revolution in 1775. Arthur St. Clair abandoned it to the British without a fight in 1777. This national treasure I find unequal as a relic of American history. The photo speaks for itself.

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  • Uploaded on January 26, 2008
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    by Jim M