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Ticonderoga receives sawmill grant

Long-awaited project moves forward

A replica 1756 sawmill, that Ticonderoga officials hope will be the centerpiece of tourism effort, is a step closer to reality. The town has received a $44,760 grant to fund the research and design of the project. Archeological studies for the project were completed earlier.

A replica 1756 sawmill, that Ticonderoga officials hope will be the centerpiece of tourism effort, is a step closer to reality. The town has received a $44,760 grant to fund the research and design of the project. Archeological studies for the project were completed earlier.

— “The project will enhance the telling of the story of Ticonderoga’s industrial history along the LaChute River, its historic downtown and the connection with Fort Ticonderoga,” Reynolds said. “The fort’s over 70,000 visitors will be drawn to this downtown destination and will generate more demand for lodging, dining and retail, resulting in increased revenues for existing businesses.”

The sawmill is expected to generate 10 new jobs and will foster new tourism-related investment, she said.

The next steps include the completion of the research and design work along with seeking permit approvals

“We are very appreciative of this support and want to thank Essex County, the North Country Regional Economic Development Council and consultant Melissa McManus among others,” said Reynolds. “We welcome anyone to come into the PRIDE office to view a rendering of the proposed sawmill.”

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