Sackets Harbor in Jefferson County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Built on War of 1812 Heritage
— Maritime Heritage —
The shelter offered by Sackets Harbor made this an attractive place to base the U.S. Navy fleet. The growth patterns set at the time the military facilities were built are responsible for the layout of the village today. Some of the structures built then still stand, and many street and place names come from that military legacy.
Sackets Harbor 1815
A Fortified Naval Base
During the War of 1812 the harbor was teeming with naval activity and dominated by ships of war. The settlement was fortified against attack by land or sea.
Sackets Harbor Present
A Recreational Port
Historical names are being used for most of the historic structures in the Village.
Today boat traffic in the harbor is mainly recreational motorboats and sailboats, moored in the many marinas or docking to visit the village's many attractions. Ask about our Harbor Walk guidebook and guided walking tours to discover more of the area's rich heritage.
Erected by Great Lakes Seaway
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & Settlers • War of 1812. In addition, it is included in the Great Lakes Seaway Trail National Scenic Byway series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1815.
Location. 43° 56.892′ N, 76° 7.341′ W. Marker is in Sackets Harbor, New York, in Jefferson County. Marker is on West Main Street (County Route 62) west of Bayard Street, on the left when traveling west. This historical marker is located in the downtown business area, on the front grounds of the Sackets Harbor Visitor Center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sackets Harbor NY 13685, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dedicated to the Men and Women (a few steps from this marker); Sackett Mansion (a few steps from this marker); Sackets Harbor Shipbuilding (within shouting distance of this marker); Union Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Sackets Harbor War of 1812 Peace Garden (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sackets Harbor - Fall 1814 (about 600 feet away); The British Withdrawal (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Virginia (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sackets Harbor.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 28, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 347 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 28, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.