Near Ellisburg in Jefferson County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Carrying Cable Route
who carried the four-ton cable
for the ship "Superior" twenty miles
from Sandy Creek Battlefield
to Sackets Harbor in June 1814.
Erected 1930 by New York State Society N.S.U.S., Daughters of 1812, and the State of New York.
Location. 43° 45.655′ N, 76° 7.465′ W. Marker is near Ellisburg, New York, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of New York State Route 289 and Lee Road, on the right when traveling north on State Route 289. Click for map. This marker is located at a rural country intersection, on the southeast corner of the intersection, some distance off the road, in the middle of a small grove of trees. This particular intersection has Machold Road coming in from the west and Lee Road coming in from the east. Marker is in this post office area: Ellisburg NY 13636, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. After the Battle of Big Sandy (approx. 4.3 miles away); The Battle of Big Sandy (approx. 4.5 miles away); a different marker also named Carrying Cable Route (approx. 5.3 miles away); Samuel de Champlain Camp de L'Observation (approx. 8.2 miles away); Birthplace of Melvil Dewey (approx. 9.1 miles away); a different marker also named Carrying Cable Route (approx. 11.6 miles away); New Brunswick's 104th Regiment of Foot (approx. 12.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Ellisburg.
More about this marker. I located a series of three of these markers that commemorate the "Carrying of the Cable" from South Sandy Creek to Sackets Harbor, and all three markers are identical. Each marker is situated surprisingly far from the road, and because of this, it is easy to miss them.
From what I have read, I believe that this particular marker was relocated, from its original location further away from the road, to its present location.
Regarding Carrying Cable Route. According to a Jefferson County website, there are several markers that commemorate "the Battle of Big Sandy" and/or the "Carrying of the Cable." The website indicates, "There are a number of monuments for the battle as well as the carrying of the Great Cable, as it came to be known. One is right
Please note, that the one marker is no longer located behind Pennocks Ice Cream. I am assuming that it was Pennocks Ice Cream that relocated to the other side of State Route 3, because today that particular marker is situated across the street and behind the buildings on the opposite corner (northeast) from Pennocks Ice Cream (southwest corner).
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
Also see . . .
1. An Analysis of the Events Surrounding The Battle of Big Sandy and the Carrying of the Great Rope in. This is a link to information that is found on a website hosted by Rootsweb. (Submitted on July 26, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
2. The Battle of Big Sandy and the Great Rope. This is a link to information provided by the (Submitted on July 26, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Categories. • War of 1812 •
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