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1851 Port Kent NY to Elizabeth Town NY folded letter, pen cancel ties 5¢ red brown Franklin, datelined Port Kent Feby 10 1851, file fold does not affect stamp, which does have a small scissor cut at bottom right, Fine-VF. (Scott 1 cat val $525)
Michael Rogers sale 132 lot 54 unsold
Not listed in Alexander
Cover dated Feb 12, 1851 addressed to S. C. Dwyse
Port Kent is a very small settlement on Lake Champlain, just south of Plattsburgh, but still in the Adirondack Park. There is also ferry service to Burlington, Vermont during the season from May 25 to October 7. You go to the end of NY 373, from Ausable Chasm and US 9, and drop down the hill from the bluff, over the Delaware and Hudson Raillway tracks to the lake to the ferry landing. There are no stores or anything there, just a ferry landing and a basic public beach, where I camped the other night. If you like trains, it's a cool place with the tracks on an embankment up from the beach. So it's really quiet and basic, no frills. It's right down the road from Ausable Chasm and Keeseville, off of US 9, on NY 373. Use Exits 34 NB, 35 SB.
On the hill, off of NY 373, there is the Wickham Marsh State Wildlife Management Area, a great place to hunt or hang out off season. And just north of that, on Lake Champlain, there is Ausable Marsh State Wildlife Management Area, where the Ausable River flows into the lake.
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