The Fort Ticonderoga’s 60-foot Carillon is providing boat tours with views of the lake, surrounding mountains and the fort itself, while also crossing some of the most archaeologically rich waters in North America.
The 90-minute archaeological tour, available daily Tuesday through Sunday, features the story of Fort Ticonderoga and places the 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, in an announcement sent to the press. Hill says the Carillon has become one of the most popular attractions at Fort Ticonderoga.
Boat tours aboard the Carillon will run through October. The 60-foot, 35-passenger boat is available for daily tours, field trips, sunset cruises, and charters. Boat tours are available rain or shine.
Tickets for the boat cruise are available at Fort Ticonderoga or in advance by calling 518-585-2821. For more information, and a full list of ongoing programs, visit their website at www.FortTiconderoga.org. Fort Ticonderoga is located at 102 Fort Ti Road, Ticonderoga.
Photo: Fort Ticonderoga’s Carillon courtesy of Fort Ticonderoga.