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Plattsburgh, New York, USA - 1854 - Plattsburg
Plattsbubq, a post-village in Plattsburg township, and capital of Clinton county, New York, is situated on both sides of the Saranac river, at its entrance into Cumberland bay of Lake Champlain, about 160 miles N. by E. from Albany. The Plattsburg and Montreal railroad connects it with Montreal, and steamboats ply to the several ports on Lake Champlain. The village contains churches of four or five denominations, 2 banks, an academy, and two or three newspaper offices. The shipping of the port, June 80, 1852, amounted to an aggregate of 6258 tons enrolled and licensed, of which 1701 tons were employed in steam navigation. It is a place of active trade, and has manufactories of cotton, wool, machinery, &c. The river furnishes extensive water-power. A battle was fought on the bay in September, 1814, which resulted in the capture of the British fleet. Population of the township, 6018.
A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ... Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.) Joseph Thomas January 1, 1854 Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.
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