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Aug 10, 2014 - traveling on Sunday

We really don't like traveling on Sunday but they didn't have any sites open for Sunday night so we had to move on today. We pulled out about 9:30. We knew this was not going to be a good day because it was Sunday and we were moving. We were going to go up 104 and then get on 3 and drive it up along Lake Ontario. We got to 3 and Donald wanted to turn left because he thought the water was over there but it said west and I knew we didn't want to go back west. He finally gave in and went east. About 20 miles down the road we saw a sign that...

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Don't wake me up

Jul 19, 2013 - Sackets Harbor, NY

We were suppose to cruise the 1000 Islands today, but woke to heavy winds that we are told will last all day. Diana's tendency toward sea sickness said we should wait for another day. We then decided to head south to Sackets Harbor, where a couple of significant battles of the War of 1812 took place. One where the British brought in a large number of ships and bombarded the place, had the place won, then backed out for fear of replacements coming in. The other was the attack against the British at York (now Toronto) that was won at a cost...

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Sep 21, 2010 - Seaway Trail to Sackets Harbor

On Tuesday the forecast was for a sunny - or at most a partly cloudy day. Weather changes so fast here and can differ considerably on the River from a few miles inland. And the predictions one day can change dramatically by the next. We decided to drive part of the Seaway Trail. We drove south toward Lake Ontario, first passing Clayton and then Cape Vincent. By the time we got to Tibbetts Lighthouse, it was raining hard and the Lake had white caps. We decided that looking at the lighthouse from the car was our best option. We then headed...

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Sep 25, 2009 - Along the coast of Lake Ontario in New York State

Back in the States and travelling along beautiful byways in Upstate New York. We're keeping off 'big' highways and Maggie is helping us to find more obscure routes that we might not otherwise have looked into. We drove along the shores of Lake Ontario and headed north up the Eastern side towards Sackets Harbour which, in 1812, was the site of a last great battle between the American and the British. The outcome is still undecided because, apparently, if you ask an American who won his answer is likely to be different to that of a Canadian,...

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Aug 10, 2009 - Sackets Harbor, New York

SACKETS HARBOR NEW YORK August 10-12, 2009 We left Mogadore the morning of August 10th and headed to Upstate New York. That night we stayed at the Sleepy Hollow RV Park in Akron, New York. We had to fill prescriptions so went to the closest Wal-Mart on the way. It was busy and noisy and quite a change from quiet, beautiful Ohio. The RV park was too big and too crowded, we couldn’t find any showers (although we did see an ugly trailer we decided not to explore) and the internet was down due to a huge storm that was moving through. Needless...

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Aug 4, 2007 - Sackets Harbor

The Battle of Sackets Harbor, like any other battle during the War of 1812, was totally useless. The US had a large ship building yard at Sackets Harbor and this was where our Navy was stationed. The British tried to capture the harbor. The British landed a little over a mile from the harbor and attacked. The first line of American defenders broke and retreated to the ship yard while the second line of defenders held. The sailors at the ship yard, seeing the retreating first line defenders, thought the British broke through so they burnt...

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