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Lake George, State of New York

Pattern Category: Places

Series: Shell Border, Circular Center

Object Type: Dinner and Dessert Wares


  • Length: 16.5 inches


This platter shows Lake George in the Adirondacks.   Still known for its clear waters and great scenic beauty, the lake was the connecting link in the main water route between the Hudson River and Lake Champlain for the American Indians.  Lake George empties into Champlain through Ticonderoga Creek.  The French were the first Europeans to discover and name the lake but it was renamed for George II of England in 1755 during the French and Indian War.   The British launched their first unsuccessful attack on the French Fort Carillon (later Fort Ticonderoga) from the north end of the lake.   Fort William Henry at the southern end of the lake became famous worldwide (as did the lake itself, under the name Horicon) when James Fenimore Cooper's The Last of the Mohicans was published in 1826.