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New York, Vermont historic sites hosting event

Published on NewsOK Modified: August 9, 2014 at 5:12 am •  Published: August 9, 2014

CROWN POINT, N.Y. (AP) — About 250 re-enactors are expected at a New York state historic site on Lake Champlain during this weekend's annual French and Indian War encampment.

Activities at Crown Point State Historic Site on Saturday and Sunday include naval landings in replica boats and musket firings along the shoreline where the French and British built forts during the 18th-century wars for control of North America.

Site officials say the best location for viewing the re-enactments is the sidewalk of the adjacent Champlain Bridge linking Crown Point to Addison, Vermont, where the Chimney Point State Historic Site is also participating.

Visitors can tour the ruins of both the French and British forts, located on a point of land jutting into Lake Champlain.

The French destroyed their fort in 1759. The British fort was destroyed by fire in 1773.


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