Montcalm descendant to visit Lake George

De Marestan will begin his trip home on Sunday, Aug. 12, with a ride aboard the Mohican to Ticonderoga, where he will continue his journey to visit Montreal, as he views the route that his ancestor took to Lake George.

Beginning on Saturday, Aug. 10, a self-guided tour map will be available at the Visitors Center on the corner of Canada Street and Beach Road.

The map will lead up Canada Street to the north, pointing out historic spots such as the Shoreline, which was the site of one of the many trenches dug by the French and Indians to attack the fort.

There was another battery in Shepard Park, Muratori said. General Montcalms camp had 8,000 people, the number of Indians he amassed was the greatest number ever, and there was a terrible massacre.

The tour will then go down the other side of Canada street, learning what happened, who was there and when.

Theyll see sites where cannons were unloaded to attack the fort, Muratori said. The sites where they dug trenches for days and days. She said that visitors walking through Lake George Village are walking through an area that saw 30 years of war.

There were a terrible number of deaths here that paid the price for our freedom, she said.

The tour continues through the grounds of Fort William Henry and ends at an interactive sign on the Beach Road.

The walking tour and visit by de Marestan is a prelude to the huge reenactment of the battle on Sept. 14 and 15.

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