Valcour Bay

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Valcour Bay
A view across a body of water with some docks on the near shore at the bottom. Woodlands with trees showing some autumn color are visible across it, and along the shoreline at the left of the image.
Bay in 2012
map of New York State with a dot at Valcour Bay on the west side of Lake Champlain
map of New York State with a dot at Valcour Bay on the west side of Lake Champlain
Location Lake Champlain;
Clinton County, New York
Nearest city Plattsburgh, NY
Coordinates 44°37′4″N 73°25′57″W / 44.61778°N 73.43250°W / 44.61778; -73.43250Coordinates: 44°37′4″N 73°25′57″W / 44.61778°N 73.43250°W / 44.61778; -73.43250
Area 1,200 acres (490 ha)
Governing body State
NRHP Reference # 66000508[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP October 15, 1966
Designated NHL January 1, 1961[2]

Valcour Bay is a strait between Valcour Island and the west side of Lake Champlain, four miles south of Plattsburgh, New York. It was the site of the Battle of Valcour Island during the American Revolutionary War. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1961.[2][3] Valcour Bay is located in the Towns of Peru and Plattsburgh, both in Clinton County, New York.

A 1776 map showing the Battle of Valcour Bay

The USS Philadelphia, which was sunk during the battle, was raised in 1935 and is on display at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. It was also declared a National Historic Landmark in 1961.

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ a b "Valcour Bay". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. 2007-09-21. 
  3. ^ Richard Greenwood (December 12, 1975). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Valcour Bay" (pdf). National Park Service.  and Accompanying 1 photo from 1975. PDF (205 KB)