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Iron object excavated at Fort Crown Point

Object Number: 
INV.5781.14
Date: 
1730-1783
Medium: 
Iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 x 1 x 1/4 in. ( 5.1 x 2.5 x 0.6 cm )
Description: 
Iron object excavated at Fort Crown Point, a fort at Lake Champlain in New York; flat strip with hole at one end and hook at the other end.
Gallery Label: 
This object was excavated by the Field Exploration Committee on August 26, 1934 at Crown Point, a fort on Lake Champlain in New York. Built by the French and called St. Frederic, the fort was destroyed in 1759 in anticipation of its capture by General Amherst. Rebuilt as Crown Point, the fort was captured on May 11, 1775 by the Green Mountain Boys, and recaptured in June, 1777 by General Burgoyne. This object is probably a latch of some kind.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group