Sackets Harbor 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° 55.666′ N, 76° 6.492′ W. Marker is in Sackets Harbor, New York, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Smithville Road (County Route 75) north of New York State Route 3, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. This particular marker is located about 100 feet off of the road, facing County Road 75, in a clearing, in the back yard of some commercial property, that sits on the northeast corner of the intersection. Marker is in this post office area: Sackets Harbor NY 13685, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Blockhouse (approx. 1.4 miles away); Fort Chauncey (approx. 1.4 miles away); Fort Virginia (approx. 1.4 miles away); Sackets Harbor - Fall 1814 (approx. 1.5 miles away); Sackett Mansion (approx. 1.6 miles away); Dedicated to the Men and Women Sackets Harbor (approx. 1.6 miles away); Sackets Harbor Shipbuilding (approx. 1.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Sackets Harbor.
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.
Based on what I have read, I have found that this particular marker is no longer located behind Pennocks Ice Cream (as stated in the Jefferson County website). I am assuming that it was Pennocks Ice Cream that relocated to the other side of State Route 3, because today this particular marker is situated across the street and behind the buildings on the opposite corner (northeast) from Pennocks Ice Cream (southwest corner).
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
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 Jefferson County wikispaces. (Submitted on July 26, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Categories. • War of 1812 •
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