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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM226O_the-1929-lake-champlain-bridge_Port-Henry-NY.html
Charles M. Spofford, an engineer of the Boston firm Fay, Spofford & Thorndike, designed the 1929 Lake Champlain Bridge. It was the first American highway bridge to employ a continuous truss design to create a curving transition between the deck ap…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM226M_meacham-house_Port-Henry-NY.html
Built in 1818 by Capt. William Meacham
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM226L_champ-sightings-in-bulwagga-bay-area_Port-Henry-NY.html
Samuel de Champlain 1609 [List of Sightings not transcribed] M. Mauth 7-7-90 [latest signing on sign]
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM225Y_lc-m-caboose_Port-Henry-NY.html
This caboose was built in 1946 at Fisher Hill Shop, Mineville N.Y. It is constructed from an iron ore car and weighs 16 tons. The Lake Champlain and Moriah Railroad used this caboose on the main line from Mineville to Port Henry to haul iron or…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM225W_cedar-point-house_Port-Henry-NY.html
Inn and restaurant serving iron ore industry workers, railway workers, travelers, and visiting officials early 1880s to ca. 1964
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM225T_a-busy-iron-port_Port-Henry-NY.html
The aerial photograph of Port Henry taken about 1925 leaves no question as to the nature of this place: a busy port shipping the products of its furnaces by water and by rail. Two new furnaces, begun in 1922, represented the latest technology. An …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM225S_a-busy-iron-port_Port-Henry-NY.html
The aerial photograph of Port Henry taken about 1925 leaves no question as to the nature of this place: a busy port shipping the products of its furnaces by water and by rail. Two new furnaces, begun in 1922, represented the latest technology. An …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM225R_industrial-shoreline_Port-Henry-NY.html
Iron processing changed the shoreline of Port Henry. When the New York and Canada Railroad was built in 1874, the tracks hugged the lake. That same year, a modern blast furnace was built at Cedar Point, just beyond the train station. Eight blast f…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM225F_witherbee-park-and-town-hall_Port-Henry-NY.html
Deeded to the Town of Moriah May 25, 1959 by Witherbee Sherman Corporation
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM225B_lake-champlain-moriah-railroad-the-elsie-and-em_Port-Henry-NY.html
The Civil War's monstrous appetite for iron - for horse shoes, artillery, cannon balls, rifles, and armor plate - exposed the greatest obstacle to iron production in Moriah: getting ore from the mines to the lake shore. Even 100 teams of horses ha…
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