New York State Route 74 and Vermont Route 74 (NY 74 and VT 74) are two
state highways connected by a cable ferry in the northeastern United
States. Together they extend 34 miles (55 km) through Essex County, New
York, and Addison County, Vermont. The connecting ferry route, predating
both NY 74 and VT 74, began operation in 1759. The ferry operation
upgraded to a cable system in 1946. NY 74 begins at exit 28 off
Interstate 87 in the hamlet of Severance in the Adirondack Mountains
region of northern New York State. It extends 20.44 miles (32.89 km) to
the western shore of Lake Champlain in Ticonderoga. There, the seasonal
Fort Ticonderoga – Larrabees Point Ferry carries cars across the state
border to VT 74, which starts at the lake's eastern shore and terminates
13.26 miles (21.34 km) later at a junction with VT 30 in the town of
Cornwall. Segments of NY 74 follow the alignment of the historic
Ticonderoga and Schroon Turnpike, a privately owned highway chartered in
Today's selected anniversaries:
Swedish operatic soprano Jenny Lind concluded a successful
concert tour of the United States under the management of showman P. T.
The Messerschmitt Bf 109, the most-produced fighter aircraft in
history, made its first flight.
Bing Crosby recorded his version of the song "White Christmas",
which went on to become the best-selling single of all time, with more
than 50 million copies sold.
The first annual Bilderberg Meeting of leaders from European
countries and the United States opened in Oosterbeek, Netherlands.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
1. (transitive) To make a nick or notch in; to cut or scratch in a minor
2. (transitive) To make ragged or uneven, as by cutting nicks or notches
in; to deface, to mar.
3. (transitive, rare) To make a crosscut or cuts on the underside of
(the tail of a horse, in order to make the animal carry it higher).
4. (transitive, obsolete) To fit into or suit, as by a correspondence of
nicks; to tally with.
5. (transitive) To hit at, or in, the nick; to touch rightly; to strike
at the precise point or time.
6. (transitive, cricket) To hit the ball with the edge of the bat and
produce a fine deflection.
7. (transitive, gaming) To throw or turn up (a number when playing
dice); to hit upon.
8. (transitive, mining) To make a cut at the side of the face.
9. (transitive, Australia, Britain, slang) To steal.
10. (transitive, Britain, law enforcement, slang) To arrest.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
Across the gulfs and barriers that now divide us, we must
remember that there are no permanent enemies. Hostility today is a fact,
but it is not a ruling law. The supreme reality of our time is our
indivisibility as children of God and our common vulnerability on this
--John F. Kennedy
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