Valcour Bay

7 mi. S of Plattsburgh on the W shore of Lake Champlain, Plattsburgh, New York

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Description 

On October 11, 1776, the presence of an American fleet on the west shore of Lake Champlain, at Valcour Bay, hampered the British and allowed an American victory at Saratoga a year later, a turning point in the Revolutionary War. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, January 1, 1961

National Register information 

Note: The following information comes from the NRHP database and has not been verified.
Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
66000508
Area of significance
Military
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; B - Person
Property type
Site
Historic function
Battle site
Current functions
Street furniture/object; Conservation area
Period of significance
1750-1799
Significant year
1776
Number of properties
Contributing sites: 1
Non-contributing buildings: 1