Whitehall, New York: Rotting Remains of U.S.S. Ticonderoga

A warship built in 1812, now decaying under a long metal shed at the museum. What's left of it is still pretty big.

Skenesborough Museum

Address:
Skenesborough Dr., Whitehall, NY
Directions:
Downtown, in a long, lumpy, outdoor shed next to the Skenesborough Museum. From US Hwy 4/Poultney St., just east of its intersection with Hwy 22/Broadway St. and just west of the canal bridge, turn north onto Skenesborough Drive. Drive a quarter-mile. On the right you'll see parking spaces and a building with a green roof; the shed is just beyond it.
Phone:
518-499-0716
Admission:
Free.
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Rotting Remains of U.S.S. Ticonderoga

It's just not old remains of a piece of American history, but a museum full of American history and culture. Don't be a Commie! Take pride in this great country!

[Josh, 08/04/2012]
Rotting Remains of U.S.S. Ticonderoga

It's old and decayed, not much too see. Whitehall is pretty much the same.

[Scott, 08/08/2011]
U.S.S. Ticonderoga remains

The wooden remains of the War of 1812 warship "U.S.S. Ticonderoga" (the first of many historic vessels to bear the name of the nearby famous fort) rest under a rusting metal shed along the old Champlain Canal in downtown Whitehall, N.Y. located next to the town museum. The ship was originally built as one of the world's first steamboats on Lake Champlain, but was quickly refitted to sail to fight the British fleet in the Second Battle of Lake Champlain (aka Battle of Plattsburgh) on Sept. 11, 1814. Landlocked Whitehall was, believe it or not, the birthplace of the U.S. Navy!

[Lou Varricchio, 11/22/2004]

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