Fort Edward

Fort Edward Facts

The Fort Edward terminal wall is located in the heart of the city.
Location: Champlain Canal
Website: fortedwardnewyork.net
NYS guide: Page C-9
Town north: Fort Ann (13 miles)
Town south: Schuylerville (11 miles)
Lock north: Lock C7 (0 miles)
Lock south: Lock C6 (7 miles)

The city of Fort Edward started many years before Champlain Canal of today or yesteryear were built. This is where traditional people would depart the Hudson River and head through the woods to meet up with Wood Creek and eventually Lake Champlain. Its name comes from the fort that once protected this passageway during the development of country.

Fort Edward is filled with small town charm and history. Across the town there are many different historic sites to access (many have docks). The town terminal wall (called Fort Edward Yacht Basin) wall provides free dockage with power (15/30 amp), water, bathrooms and (coin) showers. A short walk brings to you the downtown where there are shops and restaurants. Also located in town is a library and convenience stores.

Amenities

  • Free docks located throughout town.
  • Free power and water located at the Fort Edward Yacht Basin.
  • Restrooms and coin operated showers at the Fort Edward Yacht Basin.
  • Park with tables at some docks, many at Fort Edward Yacht Basin.

Fort Edward Junction Lock

With the construction of the modern Champlain Barge Canal there was a need to allow boats to still make use of the old Champlain Canal that ran through the heart of Fort Edward and allow access to the Glens Falls Feeder Canal. To do this a junction lock was constructed that would allow boats to raise up to the height of the existing canal (the new canal was lower) and then continue on the old Champlain Canal until its junction with the Glens Falls Feeder Canal.

This lock is located in town on the north east side of the intersection of Argyle Street and Broadway (route 4).

Fort Edward Photos

The model fort at the visitor's center.
The model fort at the visitor's center.  
The entrance to the Boat Basin.
The entrance to the Boat Basin.  
The dock at the fort and visitor's center.
The dock at the fort and visitor's center.  
Driving piles to support the Junction Lock (1907).
Driving piles to support the Junction Lock (1907).  
Forms and half completed walls on the Junction Lock (1907).
Forms and half completed walls on the Junction Lock (1907).  
Junction Lock cement phase nearing completion (1907).
Junction Lock cement phase nearing completion (1907).  
Junction Lock's valve and gate location (1907).
Junction Lock's valve and gate location (1907).  
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