Lake George


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Lake George,

village (1990 est. pop. 1,100), seat of Warren co., E N.Y.; inc. 1903. Situated on the southern tip of Lake George in the foothills of the Adirondack Mts., it has been a popular vacation site since the mid-1800s and is now a year-round tourist and sports center. Vestiges of Fort William Henry, built by Sir William JohnsonJohnson, Sir William,
1715–74, British colonial leader in America, b. Co. Meath, Ireland. He settled (1738) in the Mohawk valley, became a merchant, and gained great power among the Mohawk and other Iroquois. He acquired large landed properties, founded (1762) Johnstown, N.
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, and Fort George are in the village. A state underwater preserve, whose sunken wrecks include one dating from the French and Indian War, is located nearby in the lake.

George, Lake,

glacial lake, 33 mi (53 km) long and 1 to 3 mi (1.6–5 km) wide, in the foothills of the Adirondack Mts., NE N.Y.; it drains NE via rapids and waterfalls into Lake Champlain. The lake was discovered in 1646 by Isaac Jogues, a French Jesuit missionary, who named it Lac du St. Sacrement; the English colonial leader Sir William Johnson renamed it for the king of England in 1755. During the French and Indian WarsFrench and Indian Wars,
1689–1763, the name given by American historians to the North American colonial wars between Great Britain and France in the late 17th and the 18th cent.
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 and the American RevolutionAmerican Revolution,
1775–83, struggle by which the Thirteen Colonies on the Atlantic seaboard of North America won independence from Great Britain and became the United States. It is also called the American War of Independence.
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, the area around Lake George was the scene of many battles. The ruins of Fort George (built 1759) and Fort William Henry are at the southern end of the lake; historic Fort Ticonderoga, a national historic landmark, is at the northern end. Lake George, with numerous small islands, is noted for its scenery. The lake and the adjacent village of Lake George remain a center of a resort area that attracts tourists and vacationers year-round.
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Beginning in Boston, they were continued in a Boston suburb, on the shores of Lake George, in a Western New York health resort, in Buffalo, in Nahant; once, twice, and thrice in New York, with reversions to Boston, and summer excursions to the hills and waters of New England, until it seemed that their author had at last said his say, and he voluntarily lapsed into silence with the applause of friends and enemies alike.
As every word uttered by Natty Bumppo was not to be received as rigid truth, we took the liberty of putting the "Horican" into his mouth, as the substitute for "Lake George." The name has appeared to find favor, and all things considered, it may possibly be quite as well to let it stand, instead of going back to the House of Hanover for the appellation of our finest sheet of water.
It is those remnants of a bygone era that are preserved by the clear, cool waters of Lake George.
8AD Roman Empire general Tiberius defeats Dalmatians on river Bathinus 1108 Louis VI, "the Fat One," King of France, crowned 1492 Christopher Columbus sets sail on his first voyage with three ships- Santa Maria, Pinta and Nina - from Spain for the "Indies" 1527 First known letter sent from North America by John Rut 1798 Battle of the Nile: British Admiral Horatio Nelson forces the remnants of the French fleet to surrender 1880 American Canoe Association founded at Lake George, NY 1900 Firestone Tire and Rubber Company founded 1914 First seaworthy ship passes through the Panama Canal 1923 Baseball games cancelled following death of US President Warren G.
In early February, a Revolutionary War cemetery was unearthed during construction of an apartment building near the Lake George Battlefield Park at the southern end of Lake George in Warren County.
* LICONY concluded the organization's long-running Annual Meeting & Planning Conference at The Sagamore Hotel on Lake George. The three-day event from Oct.
The summer day was sunny and heating up fast as Welaka guide Fred Chivington launched his bass boat on a small canal off the west shore of Lake George. Within a few minutes the captain had my fishing partner for the day, Debbie Hanson, and I heading for a group of pilings on the big lake.
The research builds on recent findings from the Jefferson Project at Lake George, showing that a common species of zooplankton, Daphnia pulex, can evolve tolerance to moderate levels of road salt in as little as two and a half months.
She was on the Sky Ride at Six Flags Amusement Park in Lake George, New York, on Saturday when it was apparently stopped as another user was in distress.
Bolton Landing, NY, August 01, 2016 --(PR.com)-- Hire Divers of Lake George began providing Scientific Diving Aquatic Invasive Services (AIS) in the Fall of 2015 to Cornell University on Lake Oneida.
There is Irish interest at Saratoga tonight, with the Tommy Stack-trained filly Diamond Fields contesting the Grade 2 Lake George Stakes at 10.40pm BST.