142 Main Street (approx.)
Whitehall, NY 12887
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Birthplace of the United States Navy. Arnold’s Valcour fleet built in summer of 1776 in Skenesborough Harbor, now Whitehall.
Washington County Historical Society – date unknown, but within the last 10 years
What was there
A shipyard that built vessels for the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812.
What is there now
This is now the city of Whitehall town park. A huge portion of it is dedicated to veterans of foreign wars from this area. It’s a rather good sized display for a small city/village of this size. Whitehall does an exceptional job of remembering all of its war veterans from various conflicts.
This particular town park contains two historic markers – this one, and the second being the “USS Ticonderoga”. If you would please notice the top center of the Veteran’s Memorial, near it you will see the Skene Manor, a Victorian mansion built in 1874, and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. At the present time, it is undergoing a major restoration.
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