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Adirondack North Country Scenic Byways
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DAR Cable Carry Monument on the War of 1812

Olympic Byway, County Rt. 3, near Sackets Harbor in Jefferson County

In May of 1814, a twenty-minute skirmish involving only a few hundred soldiers helped assert the United States’s superiority on Lake Ontario in the latter part of the War of 1812.

Although there were as many as 200 people who directly participated in either the Battle of Big Sandy or the Great Cable Carry, very few recorded their experiences. In 1930, at a meeting of the Daughters of the War of 1812, a committee formed to decide the route and location of three permanent bronze memorials for the Trail of the Great Rope. The same year three six-ton markers, each measuring 6 feet wide and 7.5 feet high, were delivered to Ellisburg, Smithville, and Sackets Harbor.

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Sackets Harbor

Closest Byway:Olympic Byway
Distance from Byway:on
Closest Route #:County Rt. 3
Indoors or Outdoors:outdoor
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