Ticonderoga, a town of New York State United States of America, on Lake Champlain, 100 miles N. of Albany. The French established a fort here in 1755, but abandoned it four years later. The English spent £2,OOO,OOO upon strengthening it, but its small garrison of 50 men - not more being thought necessary after the cession of Canada - were overpowered by the provincials in 1775. In 1779 General Burgoyne recaptured it, and it was allowed to fall into ruin after the war. The lake-steamers start from here, and the falls supply water-power. Black-lead and Iron are the principal prodUctions.