Birthplace of the United States Navy

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142 Main Street (approx.)
Whitehall, NY 12887
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Inscription

Birthplace of the United States Navy. Arnold’s Valcour fleet built in summer of 1776 in Skenesborough Harbor, now Whitehall.

Erected

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.

More information

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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We would like to thank the following for helping us with this entry:
Howard Fritzke



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