Although I drove the entire length of the island, I chose its northernmost point as my survey location. Here, where the causeway meets the island, is the Burying Yard, which is both scenic and significant.
Checklist for Isle la Motte:
Great Blue Heron
It was settled in 1665 by the French, who built Fort "St Ann" on the west shore, where now is a "Shrine of St Ann". The fort was dedicated on July 26, 1666 when mass was celebrated for the first time in Vermont. The captain of the 300 men of the famous Carignan Regiment who built this fort was Sieur de la Motte, after whom this island was named.
This tablet on Burying Yard Point was erected by the Isle la Motte Historical Society and the Town, in memory of Revolutionary soldiers buried here.
William Blanchard Lieutenant
Enoch Hall Lieutenant
Abraham Knapf First Town Clerk
Nathaniel Walls First Town Representative
William Uttley Second Town Representative
This bridge was opened August 14, 1882