Sackets Harbor

Sackets Harbor, NY

Bob Brennan, Local Historian

Augustus Sacket was the Founder of the port town.

Commander Patrick Woolsey and mid-shipman James Fenimore Cooper stopped there.

Madison Barricks: closed 1970.

The town had military importance: Ulysses S. Grant there in 1848. Happ Arnold, Father of the Airforce and first American 5-star general was stationed there.

Navy Point Marine: Steve McPherson
Military installation turned to private marina.

Shipbuilding to boat repair and restoration.

Small tourist town with summer concerts and places to stroll and relax.


Hitching a Ride from Sackets Harbor to Cape Vincent

Captain(s): Murray Maxom and his wife, son John and his wife Urlene and grandson Jim.

Boat Name: Eye of the Needle

Sailboat: 56 foot Ketch

Multi-generational family sailing up the St. Lawrence.

Hitching a Ride from Sackets Harbor to Cape Vincent

Jim, John & Murray Maxom

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