Category Archives: Historical References
There seems to be a lot of curiosity about Wapanak Castle. Many people who go to Lake George have never seen it, even if they have ventured on to Green Island. It is there, but it is nestled away in the trees so you do have to look for it. It is a six-bedroom, four bath residence on the lake between the condos and the beautiful and historic main building of the Sagamore Resort. Although I have never been fortunate enough to stay in the Castle, I understand that it is elegantly decorated. The description found in Desperate Hours is purely how I imagine it would be. Continue reading
A number of people have been asking me about Henry Knox and the section in Desperate Hours that describes his efforts during the American Revolutionary War to transport the cannons and mortars from Fort Ticonderoga to Boston.
It is an inspirational story, and well worth learning more about. Henry Knox was a true patriot who suffered greatly for his service to his new nation. The brief description in the book does not do justice to his amazing story. It is astonishing to me that he is not a better-known historical figure considering his efforts, sacrifices, and influence on the outcome of the Revolution. Continue reading