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All photos Copyright © James P. Millard. Contact photographer for permission. Jim Millard is a Senior Instructional Technologist at Saint Michael's College in Vermont, a local maritime history author and the publisher of the America's Historic Lakes website- http://www.historiclakes.org. Jim is the author of four books to date- "Bastions on the Border- the Great Stone Forts at Rouses Point on Lake Champlain," "Fort Montgomery Through the Years," "The Secrets of Crab Island," and "Lake Passages- A Journey Through the Centuries." Please note that Jim's photos are posted here for your enjoyment and reference and may not be used in any way without permission of the photographer.

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Photo by Jim Millard. Copyright © 2008 America's Historic Lakes, South Hero, VT USA

Thanks to the person who suggested a correction. The building is properly located close by the Stevensville Road.

Thanks to the person who suggested a location correction. You were right. I've been to Mt. Philo lots of times, don't know how I got it so wrong.


This fort is called Fort "Blunder" locally but it is an incorrect term. The ruins in the fort are those of Fort Montgomery. Fort "Blunder" was actually an unnamed fort built on the same location much earlier. For more information go here- Link

Thanks to the person who suggested a location correction. You were right! It had been a while since I was in the Caymans.

This replica of Montcalm's cross stands near the spot where he raised it on August 21st 1758. The original was large and painted red. Placed there to celebrate the French victory over the British at the battle of Ticonderoga, July 8th 1758. The monument in front also commemorate the event.

Of the seven British Regular Infantry Regiments at the battle of Ticonderoga, their loss was the greatest, but so was their bravery. Being the only unit to penetrate the French lines, only to be bayoneted on site by the enemy. This 1925 monument honours the valour of the 42nd Highlanders, The Black Watch Regiment, and that of the legendary Major Duncan Campbell.

The earliest of the French Jesuit missionaries to penetrate into the Lake George region (1636). Working among the Huron and Mohawk Indians, moving Westward to Sault Ste. Marie (which he named)in 1641. Left his legacy "The Jesuit Relations". Murdered by Indians at age 39. One of the North American Martyrs canonized in 1930. A worthy Memorial to a great human being.

Founder and Governor of New France. Tenacious and farseeing, an idealist devoting his life to founding an empire to be ruled "with justice and mercy by France, but for God". Yet in 1609 unwittingly, inaugurated the series of conflicts with the Iroquois' Five Nations that would "play havoc and flame to generations of yet unborn", as he assisted Algonquian and Huron Indians in their war with the Iroquois (near present Ticonderoga) who in turn enlisted the Dutch and English in their cause. Perhaps the New World's greatest explorer. Not only discovering the lake that bears his name, but also making trips to other distant destinations like the West Indies, Mexico, Canada and Cape Cod. See Morris Bishop: Champlain, The life of fortitude (1948). The Memorial seems majestic in Jim's photo.



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