This is a beautifully detailed, laser engraved and precision cut topographical Map of Lake George in New York with the following interesting stats carved into it:
Located in the Adirondack Mountains Lake George drains north into Lake Champlain through the La Chute River with many falls and rapids, dropping about 230 feet in its 3.5 mile course.
Originally named Andi a-ta-orc-te by Native Americans named Lac Du Saint-Sacrament in 1646 Renamed Lake George for King George II in 1755 Steamboat cruise date back to the early 1800’s
Interesting Factoids: Lake George, nicknamed the Queen of American Lakes, is a long, narrow oligotrophic lake located at the southeast base of the Adirondack Mountains, in the northeastern portion of the U.S. state of New York.
It lies within the upper region of the Great Appalachian Valley and drains northward into Lake Champlain and the St. Lawrence River drainage basin. The lake is situated along the historical natural (Amerindian) path between the valley of the Hudson River and that of the St. Lawrence, so lies on the direct land route between Albany, New York and Montreal, Canada.
Lake George drains into Lake Champlain to its north through a short stream, the La Chute River, with many falls and rapids, dropping about 230 feet in its 3½-mile course—virtually all of which is within the lands of Ticonderoga, New York and near the site of the famous Fort Ticonderoga.
Ultimately the waters flowing via the 106-mile-long Richelieu River empty into the St. Lawrence River downstream and northeast of Montreal and then into the North Atlantic Ocean above Nova Scotia.
(Not all of this information made it onto the map, we just love to read up on the lakes we design).
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