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Sackets Harbor in Jefferson County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Carrying Cable Route

 
 
Carrying Cable Route Marker image. Click for full size.
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° 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. Touch 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
Carrying Cable Route Map image. Click for full size.
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.
(approx. 1 miles away); Sackett Mansion (approx. 1.6 miles away); Dedicated to the Men and Women (approx. 1.6 miles away); Sackets Harbor (approx. 1.6 miles away); Sackets Harbor Shipbuilding (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map 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
Carrying Cable Route Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 22, 2015
3. Carrying Cable Route Marker
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 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."
 
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
 
Carrying Cable Route Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 22, 2015
4. Carrying Cable Route Marker
View of the marker, taken from near the edge of the road, with the marker being seen in the back yard of a commercial building.
Carrying Cable Route Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 22, 2015
5. Carrying Cable Route Marker
A distant view of the marker (seen on the extreme left of the picture), with a distant view of the red roof of Pennocks Ice Cream store (seen on the extreme right side of the picture), which is situated on the opposite side of the street, on the opposite corner from the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 26, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 185 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 26, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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