The star-shaped fort was constructed by the French between 17 to protect the lake from British forces approaching from the south.
Originally called Fort Carillon, it was renamed Fort Ticonderoga when the British captured the stronghold in 1759.
This epitaph specifically mentions the three things that the man was most proud of and that he wanted to be remembered for. View from the battlements of Fort Ticonderoga on Lake Champlain in New York state showing cannon, mortars, the lake, and Mount Defiance.
The fort controlled a river portage between Lake Champlain and Lake George and then to the Hudson River.
The portico clockface reflects the time on the Great Clock in the entrance hall interior of the house.