|This is their village-operated public dock and boat launch area.|
Sackets Harbor is a quaint little village on the eastern end of Lake Ontario about 65 miles north of Syracuse, New York.
Sackets Harbor was very significant in the War of 1812. Following the outbreak of the war, Sackets Harbor became an important military site for the American Naval and military forces for the St. Lawrence Valley and Lake Ontario.
Today the Village of Sackets Harbor has been enhanced with beautiful trees and gardens that line their streets. The stores and shops have also reflected this theme in their plantings of various perennials and annuals. The Sackets Harbor Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary have hosted a garden tour of homes the last few years benefiting their local Volunteer Fire Department.
Here is a link to the Village's website: http://www.sacketsharborny.com/
There are two very nice videos on this website if you would like more information on the village.
The Village won an award in the 2011 America in Bloom contest. Here is a link with information on the award winners: 2011 America in Bloom Awards
|A view of the gazebo overlooking the harbor.|
|One of the houses on West Main Street.|
|I just love their hanging baskets on the lights.|
|This beautiful urn is outside the Seaway Trail Headquarters.|
|Fairy Garden Houses outside one of the shops (Handmaiden's Garden).|
|Another view of the public dock.|
Additional InformationNew York State Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation Sackets Harbor website: http://nysparks.com/historic-sites/7/details.aspx
Sackets Harbor Battlefield Alliance Website: http://www.sacketsharborbattlefield.org/index.html
New York History Blog - The Great Rope: http://www.newyorkhistoryblog.com/2011/10/war-of-1812-carrying-great-rope.html
Sackets Harbor participated in the 2012 International Peace Garden Foundation. Website: http://www.ipgf.org/gardens/go.asp?siteid=SacketsHarbor1812
Sackets Harbor is the hometown of "Funny Cide" the famous gelding owned by Sackatoga Stable. In 2003 he won the first two races in the Triple Crown- the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes.
The Village is also the setting for the American Girl's Caroline Abbott stories (and doll), which took place during the War of 1812.