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Near Ellisburg in Jefferson County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Carrying Cable Route

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 22, 2015
1. Carrying Cable Route Marker
Inscription.
Route traveled by the men
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.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the United States Daughters of 1812 marker series.
 
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
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By Dale K. Benington, July 22, 2015
2. Carrying Cable Route Map
Close-up view, that is displayed on the marker, of a map, showing the route taken by the soldiers and sailors who carried the four-ton cable.
named Carrying Cable Route (approx. 5.3 miles away); Samuel de Champlain (approx. 7.5 miles away); 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
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By Dale K. Benington, July 22, 2015
3. Carrying Cable Route Marker
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 outside Sackets Harbor behind Pennocks Ice Cream Store, another is between Ellisburg and Belleville on Route 289 at the intersection of Lee/Machold Roads, and another in Smithville. These memorials consist of a large piece of granite weighing six tons, seven and a half feet tall and six feet wide, with a plaque. There is also a monument at the site of battle - a large boulder with an inscription, and a marker a short distance away at the McKee Hospital site."

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.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 22, 2015
4. Carrying Cable Route Marker
View looking south, along State Route 289, of the marker.
(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 Jefferson County wikispaces. (Submitted on July 26, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. War of 1812
 
Carrying Cable Route Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 22, 2015
5. Carrying Cable Route Marker
View looking north, along State Route 289, of the marker, with the intersection with Lee Road in the background.
Carrying Cable Route Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 22, 2015
6. Carrying Cable Route Marker
View looking north, of the marker and of the intersection of Lee Road with State Route 289.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 173 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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