Crown Point: Military Focus

Crown Point: Military Focus (HM7D4)

Location: Crown Point, NY 12928 Essex County
Country: United States of America

N 44° 1.808', W 73° 25.682'

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The most practical mode of travel and communication through the wilderness separating French Canada and British North America during the 18th century was by water. The Sorel (Richelieu) River, Lake Champlain, Wood Creek, and the Hudson River furnished a direct water route from Montreal to Albany, broken by portages around the rapids at Chambly on the Sorel and between the southern end of Wood Creek and the Hudson at Fort Edward. An alternative route by way of Lake George involved an additional portage around the falls at the outlet of the lake.

Crown Point, where Lake Champlain narrows to a quarter mile in width, was a natural position from which to control traffic along this route. French, British, and American forces recognized this fact, and each, in turn, made the occupation of Crown Point and control of the waterway primary objectives in military planning.
HM NumberHM7D4
Placed ByCrown Point State Historic Site
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Date Added Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 8:59pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 625967 N 4876420
Decimal Degrees44.03013333, -73.42803333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 1.808', W 73° 25.682'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 1' 48.48" N, 73° 25' 40.92" W
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Area Code(s)518
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 11671-11699 Adirondack Park, Crown Point NY 12928, US
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