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Valcour Bay

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Valcour Bay
A 1776 map showing the Battle of Valcour Bay
Nearest cityPlattsburgh, NY
NRHP reference No.66000508
Significant dates
Added to NRHPOctober 15, 1966[1]
Designated NHLJanuary 1, 1961[2]

Valcour Bay is a strait between the New York mainland and Valcour Island. It is four miles south from Plattsburgh, New York. The bay was where the Battle of Valcour Island had happened during the American Revolutionary War. On October 11, 1776, the presence of an American fleet on the west shore of Lake Champlain, at Valcour Bay, hampered the British and allowed an American victory at Saratoga a year later, a turning point in the Revolutionary War. In 1961 Valcour Bay was declared a National Historic Landmark.[1][3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23.
  2. "Valcour Bay". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. 2007-09-21. Archived from the original on 2011-06-06. Retrieved 2011-10-12.
  3. Richard Greenwood (December 12, 1975). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Valcour Bay" (PDF). National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 25, 2011. Retrieved October 12, 2011. and Accompanying 1 photo from 1975.PDF (205 KB)