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Fort Ticonderoga from Mount Defiance

Fort Ticonderoga on Lake Champlain in New York, from Mount Defiance. I had to pull out the 70-300mm zoom lens for this one.

Star Trek Original Series Set Tour

The Star Trek Original Series Set Tour is one of the most unique things I’ve seen while traveling, and I nearly stumbled on it by mistake. I was visiting Fort Ticonderoga, when on a whim I decided to check Roadside America for tips on other places to see in the area.

The listing seemed too good to be true. A replica of the original Star Trek set, built by an Elvis impersonator in an old grocery store? Crazy! It also just opened that summer, in August 2016. I didn’t realize I was among the first to get a look inside.

James Cawley and friends began building a faithful reconstruction of the set in 1997 after receiving copies of the original blueprints. They reproduced everything in meticulous detail. What wasn’t in the blueprints, they took from photographs and screen stills.

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Montcalm at Carillon

Monument to Louis-Joseph de Montcalm-Gozon, Marquis de Saint-Veran at Carillon Battlefield, Fort Ticonderoga, 102 Fort Ti Rd. Ticonderoga, New York 12883.