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By James P. Millard
The northern end of Lake George played a key role in the dramatic history of these waterways. Here, travelers upon the lakes, be they Native Americans in dugout or birch bark canoes, pioneer settlers, or soldiers in an invading army, would have to disembark from their vessels and portage or carry their craft across the land barrier to the waterway on the other side.
For this reason, the tiny strip of land between the waters, at the foot of what is now known as Mt. Defiance, played a critical role in the events that transpired during colonial times. A small stream, still known by its French title- LaChute- serves as the outlet of Lake George. Only some 2 miles long, LaChute is not navigable, even to the smallest of vessels, dropping precipitously several hundred feet through a series of waterfalls. Throughout this site, you will be able to learn of the events that transpired on each of the waterways.
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