The Knox Trail - Field Inventory

Knox Trail Monument No. 18 (New York)

Sign #18 Located in Park on southeast corner of Broad and First Streets in Village of Waterford (Saratoga County)along south side of State Route 4 at west end of the Hudson River bridge.

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TrailTripTip: To find monument NY19, continue south on Route 4 and cross Mohawk River into Cohoes. Immediately turn right and take road up past old mills and along old canal. Follow this to the end and turn left onto Route 9 south. Watch for monument on the right a couple miles south just before the Cinnamon Tree Restaurant.

Context: This marker is intended to indicate the ford where Knox crossed to the east side of the Hudson on his way to Albany. He had noted in his diary for December 25th that . the roads not being broken prevented our getting farther than New City, about 9 miles above Albany - where we lodg'd.

New City is the settlement now known as Lansingburg, on the east side of the Hudson. The road to Albany at that time would have had him cross the Hudson to the east side at Lansing's Ferry, pass through Lansingburg to what is now Troy, and than pass back to the west side of the Hudson at Schuyler Flatts to reach Albany.


 


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