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An historical reinactment at the Stillwater Blockhouse.

A message from our Historian:

Stillwater Blockhouse 2012 season off to a great start this year with nearly 1,500 visitors so far

July 24, 2012

The 2012 season at the Stillwater Blockhouse is off to a tremendous start.

With four more events ahead of us, we are hoping to keep our numbers up. So far we have had 1,472 visitors this year. We have had people from Denmark, England, Belgium and Puerto Rico, and of course, visitors from across the United States.

It is not unusual for us to have anywhere from 4,000 to 6,000 people a year. The number of visitors may be higher than normal this year because we belong to a group called Lakes to Locks Passage.

We hand out brochures showing a map with many historical stops from Troy to Whitehall. Some of the sponsors of Lakes to Locks are, National Geographic, America’s Byways, and NY Canals.

Visit the website www.lakestolocks.org or click here, which shows traces of exploration, warfare and peacekeeping activities of a nation building along the waterways. Take a look at where we are, stop No. 18. We are in very good company.

I would like to thank everyone from Stillwater who has supported us along the way and help to put us on the map.

Linda Palmieri

Stillwater Historian