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The first Lake Champlain Bridge between Crown Point, New York, and Chimney Point, Vermont, opened in 1929. Primarily serving tourists when it opened, it ultimately became an important connection for residents and businesses across the region. A te…
On November 7, 2011, after 25 months without a bridge, traffic once again began to flow over Lake Champlain at the Crown Point-Chimney Point crossing. The opening of the new Lake Champlain Bridge restored the vital transportation link between New …
Built 1766; supplied lumber
for Fort Crown Point and
Arnold's Fleet[.] Entire valley
dependent on grist mill.
Capt. Godfrey was a pilot,
operating canal boats on
Lake Champlain and the Canal.
Awarded the N. Atlantic Medal in WWII.
Porter's Mills built by Benjamin Porter 1765
Burned during the Revolution: rebuilt 1786
Became Lewis' Mills 1789
First Post Office established 1827
Called Port Henry in honor of
Henry Huntington of Rome, N.Y.
St. Patrick's Roman Catholic C…
of Butterfield's Bay
Boats were moored along
north Main Street before
building of railroad
Site of Port Henry's first
tavern 1826. This building
erected as Pease House 1850
Erected in 1824 by Major James Dalliba
Converted into Stove Works in 1827.
In memory of
those who gave their lives for their country
in World War I and World War II. They shall,
by their sacrifices, live forever among us.
the brave men and women of the Town of Essex
who served our country in both World W…
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
May 29, 1917
November 22, 1963
35th President of the United States
Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country
Dedicated by the Borough of Brooklyn May 31, 1965