Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Sackets Harbor, New York: Battlefield
It wasn't always so quiet. The entrance to the harbor was the scene of a battle during the War of 1812 between the Americans and the British. The 200th anniversary is coming up as of this writing. The base guarded the end of the lake as well as part of the St. Lawrence River. By the way, the Americans won.
The grounds have been preserved in tribute to those who died in the War of 1812, and the state runs it. There is a small visitors center. The grounds are a nice place to look out on to the lake and harbor, by the way.
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