Fort Ticonderoga Brings Education onto Lake Champlain

                   

For Further Information Contact:                                   
Beth Hill - 518-585- 2821
 
 Ticonderoga, NY -  Fort Ticonderoga recently received a grant from the South Lake Champlain Fund of the Vermont Community Foundation to support regional youth maritime educational programs. Aboard the 60-foot touring M/V, Carillon, each 90-minute narrated boat tour focuses on the historical importance of the Lake Champlain waterway through centuries of history, and highlights elements of geography, natural history, and lake stewardship. This experience enables students to better grasp the strategic importance of the Champlain-Hudson corridor in the 18th century and its role in the founding of America.
“Fort Ticonderoga is very grateful to the South Lake Champlain Fund for their support for our maritime educational programs,” said Beth Hill, Fort Ticonderoga President and CEO. “We are committed to programs that engage young people in new and exciting ways. The exploration of our rich regional history and its role in our national story gives tremendous perspective and inspires us all to continue our ecological stewardship of the Lake Champlain region.”

Fort Ticonderoga engages more than 25,000 students per year through expeditionary learning, outreach programs, and onsite educational activities. Grant support from the South Lake Champlain Fund of the Vermont Community helps make possible an expanded all-inclusive experience for students at a discounted rate. Schools in New York and Vermont are eligible to apply, for more information, visit www.fortticonderoga.org or call the Group Tour Coordinator at (518) 585-1023.

 
The MV, Carillon, is a 60-foot boat that offers daily tours around the Ticonderoga Peninsula. Fort Ticonderoga acquired the MV, Carillon, in 2015 thanks to generous donor support. Funding was also received in 2015 through the New York State Regional Economic Development grant awards to support the first phase of development in a waterway transportation and recreation system including the recent installation of a dock. Visit www.fortticonderoga.org to learn more about boat tours, charters, and sunset cruises.
 
Fort Ticonderoga: America’s Fort™
Fort Ticonderoga is an independent nonprofit educational organization which serves its mission to ensure that present and future generations learn from the struggles, sacrifices, and victories that shaped the nations of North America and changed world history. It serves this mission by preserving and enhancing its historic structures, collections, gardens and landscapes; and educating the public as it learns about the history of Fort Ticonderoga. Welcoming visitors since 1909, it preserves North America’s largest 18th-century artillery collection, 2000 acres of historic landscape on Lake Champlain, and Carillon Battlefield, and the largest series of untouched 18th-century earthworks surviving in America.  Fort Ticonderoga engages 75,000 visitors each year and offers programs, historic interpretation, boat cruises, tours, demonstrations, and exhibits throughout the year and is open for daily visitation May through October. Fort Ticonderoga is accredited by the American Association of Museums and pursues its vision to be the premier cultural destination in North America. Visit www.FortTiconderoga.org for a full list of ongoing programs or call 518-585-2821. Fort Ticonderoga is located at 100 Fort Ti Road, Ticonderoga, New York.
America’s Fort is a registered trademark of the Fort Ticonderoga Association.