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Old 26 Aug 11, 13:47
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Below is a picture I found which was taken from the grounds of Clinton Community College 4 miles south of Plattsburgh. On the right/to the South about a mile away is Valcour Island. To the southeast is South Hero Island and smaller Vermont Islands. To bad there wasn't a video camera here on October 11, 1776 during the Battle of Valcour Island - although actually the battle was west of this view/to the west of Valcour Island. A video camera here on September 11, 1814 would have been even more interesting, as much of the Battle of Plattsburgh would have been in sight. This would have been a secure location for a camera in 1814, as the British never took Plattsburgh, as they called off the attack after the Americans were victorious on the lake.

The second link is the web page from which the article comes. This shows the same view in 1904.

The picture I posted, from North Hero where my mother and grandfather were born when it was my great-grandparents farm, is about 12 miles to the northeast.


http://www.google.com/imgres?q=photo...32&tx=70&ty=62

http://www.adirondackbasecamp.com/20...hamplain-view/


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Valcour_Island

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Plattsburgh

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