SILVER BAY The real reason for the French victory at Ticonderoga will be explained during a lecture at the Silver Bay auditorium. Bob Bearor of Schroon Lake, an author and historian, will present The Death of Lord Howe: the REAL Reason for the French Victory at Ticonderoga Thursday, June 26. The lecture and slide show will start at 8 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door. Tickets are priced at $10 for adults and $5 for children. YMCA members will be admitted free of charge. Bearor has written five books on the French and Indian War. His book French and Indian War Battle Sites: A Controversy deals with the unexpected and extraordinary death of Lord Howe prior to the British defeat at Ticonderoga that resulted in 2,000 casualties, but in the controversial aftermath that still perplexes historians today. During his lecture, Bearor will tell how the actual battle site, previously unknown, was discovered. Bearor and his wife, Holly, have been subjects of many newspaper and television reports. They have been recognized by state officials for their contributions to New York State history through books, presentations, school programs and re-enactments during the past 25 years. The Death of Lord Howe re-enactment in Ticonderoga in June 2001, organized by the Bearors, is the largest French and Indian War re-enactment ever staged.