The History of Sackets Harbor, New York

"A great place to visit, a great place to live."

Sackets Harbor, New York was founded in 1801 by a lawyer, Augustus Sackett, from New York City. The village was involved in the War of 1812. Many notable people were involved in the village's history including Ulysses S. Grant, and World War II General Mark Clark.

Learn about the founding of the village; its involvement in the War of 1812; its involvement in the Battle of Big Sandy; the forts of the village; notable people of the War of 1812; railroads in the village; fires that broke out; notable people within the village; gain a picture of the village today and read a timeline of the village's history. Also in the appendix is a list of resources for further information.

Paperback: 138 pages

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (April 4, 2012)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1463684428

ISBN-13: 978-1463684426

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4.0 out of 5 stars a great history of my own hometown

January 5, 2013

By FaerieKnight


Growing up in Sackets Harbor, I thought I knew most of what there was to know about my tiny, tiny hometown. But after reading this book I discovered I barely knew anything of Sacket's rich history. Ms. Monroe does an excellent job of detailing the ships that were built in the tiny harbor to the great amount of skirmishes that happened here during 1812, to the great people who lived or even passed through the village, and even goes as far as details some of the most impressive buildings in the village. The book is definitely a must read for any local history buffs.

5.0 out of 5 stars

A fantastic read for a history buff & on my wish list for places to visit! January 25, 2013

By Jim Lowrance

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This author from Watertown, has really done her homework on the History of Sackets Harbor, New York. This is the best researched and most well-written book on the history of a mid Atlantic state that I have had the pleasure to read. It is worthy of textbook material for high school and college students because the history lessons are rich, including highly detailed accounts of the Sackets Harbor regions and shipyards, and its national importance during the War of 1812. Lots of important and notable people are covered within the history accounts of this famous village, founded by Augustus Sackett over 200 years ago. The author brings the history up to date, with descriptions of the area sites, museums and shops that are tourist attractions today. With the beautiful lake views and railroad, I'm ready to take a trip to this historical place myself and I have placed it on my wish list of places to visit. What a great learning tool this book is, that gives new nuggets of info with each re-read of it -- lots of information that can be studied and enjoyed. It's a five-star hit for me!

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