MacDonough Shipyard Vergennes

Location: Vergennes
Tag(s): Lake Champlain
Historical Category: Military History
Video Date: 07/28/16

In 1814 Commodore William MacDonough of the U.S. Navy built a small fleet of warships at a shipyard on the Otter Creek in Vergennes. This fleet successfully defeated a British fleet in the Battle of Plattsburgh Bay, ending the northern threat during the War of 1812.

This Place in History is produced in partnership by Local 22 & Local 44 ( and the Vermont Historical Society.

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