Crown Point, NY

Crown Point, NY, is where the Champlain Bridge on the New York side begins.  Aside from the bridge, there is a historical site to be discovered.

We did not stay for very long since we had a schedule to keep, but i was able to get some nice photos.

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We did not plan on going to the Crown Point State Historical Site, we just happened upon it when we crossed the bridge.

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The site features the remains of two forts:  Fort St Frederic built by the French between 1734-1759, and Fort Crown Point built by the British during the French and Indian war (started in 1759).

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At the edge of the historical site, you will be able to have some fantastic views of Lake Champlain.

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In the below photo, you will see the remains (the foundations) of the French fort.

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The building in the below photo, is the museum for the historical site.

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In the photo below, you will see the King’s Colours or Great Union Flag.  This is not the Union Jack as we know it today – St. Patrick’s cross is omitted from this flag, but not the Union flag that we know today.  The Great Union flag was adopted by England & Scotland from 1707-1801.

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Across the street from the Historical Site, you will find the Lake Champlain Visitor’s Center.

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Thanks for looking.

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