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|
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|