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Praise for Jim Millard's "Bastions on the Border..."
"It is really a terrific book... [Millard's] exhaustive study of the documents connected to the forts and masterful presentation of the materials is laudable...quality and variety of the images is terrific..." Dr. Russell P. Bellico- Historian/Author
"Sails and Steam in the Mountains: A Maritime and Military History of Lake George and Lake Champlain" and other titles

Fort Montgomery
Rouses Point, New York

The Charles Barney
Image Collection

These vintage images have been provided by Guest Contributor, the late Charles Barney, Jr. Most of the photos were taken by, or belonged, to Charlie's father, Charles, Senior.

Charles Barney, Sr. was a Corrections Officer at Clinton State Prison. He  grew up in Rouses Point, graduating from Rouses Point high school in 1932. In 1933 Charles  graduated from The New York State Police School  and was a police officer for the Delaware and Hudson Railroad and the Village of Rouses Point. He enlisted in the Army before the U.S. entered WWII and served with distinction during that conflict. Captain Barney left behind an extensive collection of photographs and newspaper articles from his travels and life in Rouses Point in the 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s.

The story of Fort Montgomery was well-documented in his photos and recollections of Village life. Charles Jr. generously shared these images with America's Historic Lakes. In addition to being seen here, these rare images are featured and detailed further in our Fort Montgomery books.

To learn more about the photos, Charles Barney, Sr. and the Guest Contributor, click here.

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Fort Views
Casemates, Parade Views, the Bridge and Postern
Casemates, tier II
curtain II or IV
View east from parade
curtain V, bastion A,
curtain I
View of gorge and postern from parade.
Demolition has begun
View east- bastion A
Note person standing near parade wall
Early photo of bridge and postern with drawbridge in down position.
From cover face
Views of individuals at Fort Montgomery
A group of women on the parade. Robert Lewis and Charles Barney on the barbette tier, July 1936 Stanley Monette and Charles Barney on the barbette tier, undated. Charles Fitch at the gorge scarp wall, very low water, 1933 Close-up of the individual shown above. Note the drawbridge is down and the view into the postern and beyond.

 Praise for...  Jim Millard's

Fort Montgomery: Through the Years...
A Pictorial History of the Great Stone Fort on Lake Champlain

"...a superb job of researching and writing—
the effort alone in gathering these rare photographs and interpreting the ruins is remarkable."

Dr. Russell P. Bellico  Historian/Author- "Sails and Steam in the Mountains:
A Maritime and Military History of Lake George and Lake Champlain"

Also of interest- Bastions on the Border: The Great Stone Forts at Rouses Point on Lake Champlain
Available at the
America's Historic Lakes Book Shop and at select bookstores

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