What Lies Beneath: Lake Champlain Boat Tours Highlight Dozens of Archaeological Sites

A boat tour aboard Fort Ticonderoga’s 60-foot Carillon not only provides visitors with breathtaking lake views of commanding mountains and the majestic fort, it also crosses some of the most archaeologically rich waters in North America. This latest attraction at Fort Ticonderoga, a major cultural destination, museum, and National Historic Landmark located in New York’s 6-million-acre Adirondack Park, offers passengers a unique travel experience. The 90-minute tour available daily Tuesday through Sunday features Ticonderoga’s epic story of one of North America’s most strategic strongholds and places the iconic fort into a larger context as part of the imperial struggle for the continent in the 18th century.

“From shipwrecks to a massive bridge that the Americans built in 1776, Lake Champlain holds defining stories of America’s past,” said Beth Hill, Fort Ticonderoga President and CEO.  “Fort Ticonderoga’s layers of history carry right from the land onto the water. The Carillon boat tours help ignite visitors’ imaginations as they explore this internationally strategic stretch of water and has quickly become one of the most popular attractions as part of the Fort Ticonderoga experience.”

Boat tours aboard the Carillon began the 2017 season on Memorial Day Weekend and will run through October. The 60-foot, 35-passenger boat is available for daily tours, field trips, sunset cruises, and charters. Tickets for the boat cruise are available at Fort Ticonderoga or in advance by calling 518-585-2821.  For more information visit www.fortticonderoga.org. Boat tours are available rain or shine.

America’s Fort is a registered trademark of the Fort Ticonderoga Association.

Photo: Fort Ticonderoga’s Vessel Carillon offers daily tours, sunset cruises, and charters through October.

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