Tuesday, August 6, 2013

25 July 2013

We pushed all the way up the Champlain canal today – seven additional locks to arrive at Whitehall, NY.   This is where Benedict Arnold built a fleet of twelve vessels to confront the British at Valcour Island on Lake Champlain – a battle the U.S lost.  So this gives Whitehall the honor to claim itself as the birthplace of the U.S Navy. 

Deck force working us through a lock
Bos'n leading deck force

Canal charter boat
Canal locals

Fort Ticonderoga

 Skene Manor home of Philip Skene Military Governor during the French and Indian War

 My kind of place... Whitehall, NY
Tamera and I stopped in for a cold one at the American Legion Post 83 Whitehall, NY

American Legion Post 83 crew 


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