American Historical Site- Fort Crown Point New York DISCOUNT CODE INSIDE

Back before the United States were the United States, or even seriously considering operating as a collection of colonies, the English and French were involved in a globe spanning struggle.  The origins of this struggle don’t particularly matter to this discussion, but I’ll tell you this.  They were close to 700 years old when this site was built by the British.  Crown Point was built at the edge of French and English possessions in the new world, bestriding  Lake Champlain the simpliest route between Quebec and New York.  In fact, before Crown Point was built the French had built a defensive fort of their own on the same site.  The image below is the former barricks building.  At the time of its construction Crown Point was one of the largest fortifications in North America, and it never came under direct attack.

Clouds build over the remains of the barracks at Fort Crown Point. This fort was part of the defensive system developed in the Champlain Valley to counteract the threat of invasion from Canada or an invasion of Canada from New York. The site changed hands many times, and this barracks is from the period of British control.

Clouds build over the remains of the barracks at Fort Crown Point. This fort was part of the defensive system developed in the Champlain Valley to counteract the threat of invasion from Canada or an invasion of Canada from New York. The site changed hands many times, and this barracks is from the period of British control.

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