Cable carry event remembers history

A reenactment of the Great Cable Carry took place Friday through Sunday in Oswego and Jefferson counties. Residents, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts carried a huge rope from Oswego to Sackets Harbors, the same as was done by soldiers 200 years ago durng the War of 1812. The rope couldn’t be transported in Lake Ontario because the British still controlled the lake and the Americans could have lost the rope and other supplies if moving it by ship. So more than 100 men spent three days transporting the rope to Sackets Harbor, where it was used in building ships for the Americans. This photo was taken  just a mile or so over the Oswego County line in Jefferson County on Route 3. Valley News photo by Debra J. Groom
A reenactment of the Great Cable Carry took place Friday through Sunday in Oswego and Jefferson counties. Residents, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts carried a huge rope from Oswego to Sackets Harbors, the same as was done by soldiers 200 years ago durng the War of 1812. The rope couldn’t be transported in Lake Ontario because the British still controlled the lake and the Americans could have lost the rope and other supplies if moving it by ship. So more than 100 men spent three days transporting the rope to Sackets Harbor, where it was used in building ships for the Americans. This photo was taken just a mile or so over the Oswego County line in Jefferson County on Route 3.
Valley News photo by Debra J. Groom
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