Monday, August 10, 2009

A New French and Indian War Guide Book

A new guidebook to 19 French and Indian War historic sites invites travelers travel to destinations in New York and Pennsylvania. The Great Lakes Seaway Trail has published Waterways of War: The Struggle for Empire 1754-1763, A Traveler’s Guide to the French & Indian War Forts and Battlefields along America’s Byways in New York and Pennsylvania.ports. It’s one of the best general guides to the French and Indian War I’ve seen and covers the fortified houses, American and French forts, Lake George shipwrecks, and other battlefields and historic sites from the period.

The waterways and footpaths along the St. Lawrence River, Lake Ontario, Niagara River and Lake Erie in New York and Pennsylvania helped decide the outcome of the French & Indian War. Larger-than-life New York figures from colonial history involved in the war include Robert Rogers, Sir William Johnson, Chief Hendrick, Joseph Brant. The 60-page, full-color, coffee table-style guidebook is available at historic sites, reenactment events, and bookstores and online at www.seawaytrail.com.

 


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