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Ticonderoga’s Newest Public Sculpture Arrives

The newest of the Town of Ticonderoga’s outdoor public sculptures arrived here, Saturday, January 25th. It is a wood carved caricature of Lord George Augustus Howe, the popular British Officer in General Abercrombie’s July, 1758 ill-fated attack against the French built Fort Carillon (Ticonderoga).

Lord Howe wood mnt

Lord Howe wood mnt

In a pre-attack skirmish, with a French scouting force returning from an observation position on Mount Pelee (Rogers Rock), he was killed.

Local resident, Robert Whiteley, spearheaded the effort to introduce this first in a planned series of kind sculptures. Working with town, historical and civic organizations it is the intention that these installations will heighten public awareness, to both resident and visitor, of Ticonderoga’s early history.

This first endeavor was a privately fund project, principally from contributions made through free-will donations during the bi-monthly Ti’coustics coffeehouse musical programs being held currently at Ticonderoga’s American Legion Post, #224 located on Montcalm Street.

Ken Packie – Artist

The artist is a world champion chainsaw carver, Ken Packie, of Berkshire Mountain Sculpture located in Lee, Mass. The work is temporary housed at Ti Arts Gallery that is located on Montcalm Street. Ticonderoga High School students of the Technology and Design class under the direction of teacher Michael Uchal will be designing and building a covering shelter to be located between the Community Building and North Country Community College.

Ken Packie with Roberta Whiteley

wgd 1/28/20

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