LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. — A 24-foot-long canoe sculpture depicting a scene from the Colonial America era has been unveiled in the upstate New York village where bloody 18th-century battles were fought.

The sculpture made from an eastern white pine tree was created by Paul Stark. It depicts five American Indians paddling a canoe with New Hampshire frontiersman Maj. Robert Rogers, who led British army scouts during the French and Indian War.

The Post-Star of Glens Falls reports ( ) the work was unveiled during a brief ceremony held Thursday in front of Fort William Henry along the southern shore of Lake George.

Stark says his sculpture honors the Lake George region’s key role in the French and Indian War. Lake George residents Kim and Rod Cornelius started the project, which was paid by $80,000 in donations.

Information from: The Post-Star,