Lake George (New York)

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Lake George, nicknamed the Queen of American Lakes, is a long, narrow oligotrophic lake located at the southeast base of the Adirondack Mountains, in the northeastern portion of the U.S. state of New York.wikipedia
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Lake Champlain

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It lies within the upper region of the Great Appalachian Valley and drains all the way northward into Lake Champlain and the St. Lawrence River drainage basin. The northern end of the lake that is located near Ticonderoga is considered the southern end of the Champlain Valley, which includes Lake Champlain, as well as the cities Plattsburgh, New York and Burlington, Vermont. Later in the war, British General John Burgoyne's decision to bypass the easy water route to the Hudson River that Lake George offered and, instead, attempt to reach the Hudson though the marshes and forests at the southern end of Lake Champlain, led to the British defeat at Saratoga.
It also receives the waters from the 32 mi-long Lake George, so its basin collects waters from the northwestern slopes of the Green Mountains and the northernmost eastern peaks of the Adirondack Mountains.

Lake George (village), New York

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Although the year-round population of the Lake George region is relatively small, the summertime population can swell to over 50,000 residents, many in the village of Lake George region at the southern end of the lake.
The Village of Lake George is a village within the town of Lake George in Warren County, New York, United States, located at the southern end of its namesake lake.

La Chute River

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Lake George drains into Lake Champlain to its north through a short stream, the La Chute River, with many falls and rapids, dropping 226 ft in its 3.5 mi course—virtually all of which is within the lands of Ticonderoga, New York and near the site of the Fort Ticonderoga. In 1646, the French Canadian Jesuit missionary Isaac Jogues, the first European to view the lake, named it Lac du Saint-Sacrement (Lake of the Holy Sacrament), and its exit stream, La Chute ("The Fall").
It is now almost wholly contained within the municipality of Ticonderoga, New York, connecting the northern end and outlet of the 32 mi long Lake George and the southern end of the 172 km long Lake Champlain through many falls and rapids.

Great Appalachian Valley

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It lies within the upper region of the Great Appalachian Valley and drains all the way northward into Lake Champlain and the St. Lawrence River drainage basin.
The northernmost is the Adirondack Mountains, a southerly extension of the Canadian Shield, which reach the valley along the shores of Lake Champlain and Lake George.

Ticonderoga, New York

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Lake George drains into Lake Champlain to its north through a short stream, the La Chute River, with many falls and rapids, dropping 226 ft in its 3.5 mi course—virtually all of which is within the lands of Ticonderoga, New York and near the site of the Fort Ticonderoga. The northern end of the lake that is located near Ticonderoga is considered the southern end of the Champlain Valley, which includes Lake Champlain, as well as the cities Plattsburgh, New York and Burlington, Vermont.
The crossing between Lakes George and Champlain had been used by natives for thousands of years.

Fort Ticonderoga

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Lake George drains into Lake Champlain to its north through a short stream, the La Chute River, with many falls and rapids, dropping 226 ft in its 3.5 mi course—virtually all of which is within the lands of Ticonderoga, New York and near the site of the Fort Ticonderoga.
The site controlled a river portage alongside the mouth of the rapids-infested La Chute River, in the 3.5 mi between Lake Champlain and Lake George.

Hudson River

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The lake is situated along the historical natural (Amerindian) path between the valleys of the Hudson and St. Lawrence Rivers, and so lies on the direct land route between Albany, New York and Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Later in the war, British General John Burgoyne's decision to bypass the easy water route to the Hudson River that Lake George offered and, instead, attempt to reach the Hudson though the marshes and forests at the southern end of Lake Champlain, led to the British defeat at Saratoga.
Shortly thereafter, the river leaves the Adirondack Park, flows under Interstate 87, and through Glens Falls, just south of Lake George although receiving no streamflow from the lake.

Adirondack Mountains

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Lake George, nicknamed the Queen of American Lakes, is a long, narrow oligotrophic lake located at the southeast base of the Adirondack Mountains, in the northeastern portion of the U.S. state of New York.
Examples visible today include the grabens Lake George and Schroon Lake.

New York (state)

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Lake George, nicknamed the Queen of American Lakes, is a long, narrow oligotrophic lake located at the southeast base of the Adirondack Mountains, in the northeastern portion of the U.S. state of New York.
The Hudson River begins near Lake Tear of the Clouds and flows south through the eastern part of the state, without draining Lakes George or Champlain.

Tongue Mountain Range Trails

Tongue Mountain Range
Some of the surrounding mountains include Black Mountain, Elephant Mountain, Pilot Knob, Prospect Mountain, Shelving Rock, Sleeping Beauty Mountain, Sugarloaf Mountain, and the Tongue Mountain Range.
The trails, 25 mi in total length, vary from easy walks along the foot of the mountains on the shore of adjacent Lake George, to more rugged ascents of mountain peaks within the range.

Black Mountain (Washington County, New York)

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Some of the surrounding mountains include Black Mountain, Elephant Mountain, Pilot Knob, Prospect Mountain, Shelving Rock, Sleeping Beauty Mountain, Sugarloaf Mountain, and the Tongue Mountain Range.
Isolated from the rest of the Adirondack Mountains by Lake George, Black Mtn.

Isaac Jogues

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In 1646, the French Canadian Jesuit missionary Isaac Jogues, the first European to view the lake, named it Lac du Saint-Sacrement (Lake of the Holy Sacrament), and its exit stream, La Chute ("The Fall").
St. Isaac Jogues, S.J. (10 January 1607 – 18 October 1646) was a missionary and martyr who traveled and worked among the Iroquois, Huron, and other Native populations in North America.He was the first European to name Lake George, calling it Lac du Saint Sacrement (Lake of the Blessed Sacrament).

Fort William Henry

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The fort was named Fort William Henry after the King's grandson Prince William Henry, a younger brother of the later King George III.
Fort William Henry was a British fort at the southern end of Lake George, in the province of New York.

Siege of Fort William Henry

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A French army, and their native allies under general Louis-Joseph de Montcalm laid siege to Fort William Henry in 1757 and burned it down after the British surrender.
The fort, located at the southern end of Lake George, on the frontier between the British Province of New York and the French Province of Canada, was garrisoned by a poorly supported force of British regulars and provincial militia led by Lieutenant Colonel George Monro.

Kattskill Bay, New York

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Some of the lake's more famous bays are Basin Bay, Kattskill Bay, Northwest Bay, Oneida Bay, and Silver Bay.
The hamlet is located along the shore of Warner and Van Warmer Bays of Lake George.

Champlain Valley

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The northern end of the lake that is located near Ticonderoga is considered the southern end of the Champlain Valley, which includes Lake Champlain, as well as the cities Plattsburgh, New York and Burlington, Vermont.
The northern part of Lake George is located at, and near Ticonderoga, and therefore is a part of the Champlain Valley.

Fort Edward (village), New York

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During the British retreat to Fort Edward they were ambushed and massacred by natives allied to the French, in what would become known as The Massacre at Fort William Henry.
Historically, travelers through this area would leave the Hudson at Fort Edward and carry their canoes overland to Lake George.

Sir William Johnson, 1st Baronet

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On August 28, 1755, William Johnson led British colonial forces to occupy the area in the French and Indian War.
Marching north into French territory, in August 1755 Johnson renamed Lac du Saint-Sacrement to Lake George in honour of his king.

Robert Rogers (British Army officer)

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Notable landforms include Anthony's Nose, Deer's Leap, Diver's Rock (a 15 ft jump into the lake), and Double-Diver's (a 30 ft jump), the Indian Kettles, and Roger's Rock. On March 13, 1758, an attempted attack on that fort by irregular forces led by Robert Rogers was one of the most daring raids of that war.
This militia unit operated primarily in the Lake George and Lake Champlain regions of New York.

Battle on Snowshoes

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On March 13, 1758, an attempted attack on that fort by irregular forces led by Robert Rogers was one of the most daring raids of that war.
The battle took place near Lake George, now in northern New York, but then in the frontier area between the British province of New York and the French province of Canada.

Rogers' Rangers

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The unorthodox (to Europeans) tactics of Rogers' Rangers are seen as the inspiring the later creation of similar forces in later conflicts—including the United States Army Rangers.
They were commanded by Captain (later Major) Robert Rogers and operated primarily in the Lake George and Lake Champlain regions of New York.

Saratoga campaign

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Later in the war, British General John Burgoyne's decision to bypass the easy water route to the Hudson River that Lake George offered and, instead, attempt to reach the Hudson though the marshes and forests at the southern end of Lake Champlain, led to the British defeat at Saratoga.
Control of the Lake Champlain–Lake George–Hudson River route from Canada to New York City would cut off New England from the rest of the American colonies.

Ethan Allen boating accident

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On October 2, 2005, at 2:55 p.m., the Ethan Allen, a 40 ft glass-enclosed tourist boat carrying 47 passengers and operated by Shoreline Cruises, capsized during calm weather on the lake.
The Ethan Allen was a 40-foot, glass-enclosed tour boat operated by Shoreline Cruises on Lake George in upstate New York.

James Fenimore Cooper

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James Fenimore Cooper in his narrative Last of the Mohicans called it the Horican, after a tribe which may have lived there, because he felt the original name was too hard to pronounce.

Georgia O'Keeffe

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In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Lake George was a common spot sought out by well-known artists, including Martin Johnson Heade, John F. Kensett, E. Charlton Fortune, Frank Vincent DuMond and Georgia O'Keeffe.
Her prize was a scholarship to attend the League's outdoor summer school in Lake George, New York.