Sunday, July 6, 2008
This is a photograph of the ruins of Fort Ticonderoga. The Fort is located on the narrows of Lake Champlain, and was an important strategic point controlling trade routes to the state of New York. In 1775 during the Revolutionary War, the fort was captured from the British by Ethan Allen and his Green Mountain Boys. In capturing the fort, Allen proclaimed he was taking the fort, "In the name of the Great Jehovah and the Continental Congress!"
Faced with a siege and bombardment, the Americans abandoned the fort on this day, July 6, in the year 1777.
Today the fort has been restored, is privately owned, and is a popular tourist destination.