Whitehall

Whitehall Facts

The Skene Manor overlooking Whitehall. It is available for tours and is only a 10 minute (uphill!) walk from the terminal wall.
Location: Champlain Canal
Website: washingtoncounty.org
NYS guide: Page C-14
Town south: Fort Ann
Lock north: Lock C12 (0 miles)
Lock south: Lock C11 (7 miles)

Whitehall is the town at the junction between the Champlain Canal and Lake Champlain and is considered the birthplace of the American Navy. It is the last stop before the canal ends and the lake begins. It offers numerous marine facilities and an abundance of resturants. This is the last time to dock for free until you reach some of the northern parts of Lake Champlain. For sailors, this is the time to put up your masts, and then wait until the lake opens wide enough to safely sail.

The Skenesborough Museum located right at the terminal wall is a must stop for anyone interested in the history of the formation of the United States, early travel, early wars and the building of the canals. There is much history to be learned as well as many artifacts to see; its a great way to spend a few hours. Also the Skeene Manor, located atop the hill across from the terminal wall, is now owned by a preservation group and does tours and meals. For more information, see the desk in the museum or lockmaster.

Amenities

  • Free terminal wall south of Lock C12.
  • NOTE: Power (and water?) are no longer available.
  • Small park with tables.
  • Museum, Skeene Manor, and other historic sites nearby.
  • Amtrak Station

Whitehall Marinas

  • Whitehall Marina, 11 N. Main St., Whitehall, NY 12887, (518) 499-9700, fax: (518) 499-9701
  • Liberty Eatery, 16 N. Williams Street, Whitehall, NY 12887, (518) 499-0301
  • Lock 12 Marina, 82 N. Williams St., Whitehall, NY 12887, (518) 499-2049

Whitehall Photos

The wall in the center of Whitehall.
The wall in the center of Whitehall.  
Amphitheater located right on the canal.
Amphitheater located right on the canal.  
The deck almost hangs over the water.
The deck almost hangs over the water.  
The launch located at the southern part of public park.
The launch located at the southern part of public park.  
The launch located at the southern part of public park.
The launch located at the southern part of public park.  
The Champlain Canal through Whitehall in 1908.
The Champlain Canal through Whitehall in 1908.  
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