Jude's Threshold

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Crown Point Historic Site

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IMG_6702Recently, on a road trip home from Shelburne, VT (and yes, I will be writing about the lovely Shelburne Museum very soon), I happened to spot a sign just off of the NY State Bridge that indicated I was very near to an Adirondack historic site that I’ve been looking forward to seeing for quite some time. Chris and I hurriedly pulled off the road, anxious to explore the Crown Point Historic Site. It was an incredibly hot day, and we were happy just to get out of the car for a little while and enjoy the lake breeze.

Found at the south end of Lake Champlain (and not all that far from the much more famous Fort Ticonderoga), Crown Point has a similarly episodic history.

The first occupation of the site was French, and began with the construction of Fort Frederic (1734–1759).  This limestone fort stood approximately four…

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Written by Jude Cowell

August 30, 2015 at 12:58 pm

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