Crown Point, New York  September 27, 2016

Guarding an important narrows in Lake Champlain, Crown Point was a strategic location during the 1700s.  The French built Fort St. Frederic here in 1731 (the ruins are visible at the foot of the Lake Champlain Bridge) then abandoned their fort in the face of the advancing British Army in 1759, during the French and Indian War.  The British then built Fort Crown Point here, one of the largest British forts in North America during the Revolutionary War.  

Today the site contains some of best preserved ruins of a British Revolutionary-era fort in America.

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