Sabbath Day Point

This sandy promontory provided a landing stop for many travelers on Lake George.

Sabbath Day Point by Seneca Ray Stoddard. Courtesy of the Chapman Museum.

Sabbath Day Point, an outcrop extending from the western shore of Lake George, has been the scene of many historical events. In 1757, a bloody battle was fought on an island off the coast between Canadian militia, with their Indian allies, and the New Jersey militia in a conflict known as the Battle of Sabbath Day Point. Less than a generation later, Benjamin Franklin stopped here on a diplomatic mission to recruit Canadian support for the cause of independence. Travelers and tourists continued to stop here during the course of the next century as they went between Caldwell and Ticonderoga

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