Resource for Historians, Educators, Students and Visitors since 1997
About the Creator of...
Jim Millard has been publishing
America's Historic Lakes since early 1997. The site is a direct
result of his love for the region's remarkable history and natural
beauty. America's Historic Lakes
is one small way to give something back to the area.
In addition to
the America's Historic Lakes project, Jim is the author of four
"The Secrets of Crab Island",
Montgomery: Through the years... A Pictorial History of the Great Stone
Fort on Lake Champlain",
"Lake Passages: A Journey Through the Centuries,"
"Bastions on the Border: The Great Stone Forts at Rouses Point on
Lake Champlain." Lake Passages, volume 1 of 2 volumes, is a
compilation of primary source documents and comprehensive timeline of
historical events in the region. Jim finished his
second, comprehensive volume detailing the history of all of the
fortifications in the Rouses Point, New York area — Fort "Blunder",
Fort Montgomery, and the never constructed fortifications planned
for Stony and Windmill Points in 2009. This title- "Bastions on the Border:
The Great Stone Forts at Rouses Point on Lake Champlain," is available in
select bookstores and can also be purchased
America's Historic Lakes.
It has long been Jim's desire to share his enthusiasm for the remarkable history and incredible beauty of the Lake Champlain and Lake George Regions. It is his earnest desire that this web site will in some way increase your knowledge of and appreciation for this wonderful place.
Photo by Roger Harwood
Top Left: Jim Millard leading tours of the ruins of
Fort Montgomery, Rouses Point, NY. These
tours were hosted by
Adirondack Architectural Heritage
and the Rouses
Point/Champlain Historical Society and are no longer available.
Bottom Left; Jim discusses the fort during one of his presentations. Want to see photos of
the latest tours?
October 11 and 12,
Photos by Jason Millard on Facebook-
Jim enjoys speaking about the America's Historic Lakes project and the rich history of the Lake Champlain/Lake George region. Jim also enjoys giving personal tours of some of the more unusual locations on the lakes. His popular multimedia presentations are lively and informative. Civic groups and organizations interested in a presentation by Jim can find his contact information listed below.
Jim's books may be purchased directly from America's Historic Lakes and at select bookstores. A review of Jim's "Fort Montgomery Through the Years" may be found here. Please note that our newest title, "Bastions on the Border..." may not be in bookstores at this time. To order direct from America's Historic Lakes, click here.
If you have a question about Lake Champlain or Lake George history and can't
answer on the site, please consider our site search or emailing us.
Please do not call Jim with personal requests for information or additional research.
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The historical information on this web site is provided as a public service by James P. Millard. I have attempted to be as accurate as possible in my presentation of this historical material. However, I make no claims, guarantees or promises about the accuracy, currency, or completeness of the information provided. In no event shall the publisher; James P. Millard, be liable for any errors or omissions with respect to any information on this site. Material submitted by guest contributors and published on the site is the property of the contributor and may be removed at any time at my discretion or upon request of the contributor. This website occasionally provides links to sites of other organizations maintained by third parties. These links do not constitute an endorsement of the content, viewpoint, accuracy, opinions, policies, products, services, or accessibility of that website. Links to third-party websites are provided as a public service and convenience to users of our site; James P. Millard/America’s Historic Lakes does not control, endorse or recommend the content on sites we may link to. Once connected to another website, you are subject to the terms and conditions of that website.