NCPR Home Restoring the Past: Saving Sackets Harbor's Historic House of Healing
During the War of 1812, Sackets Harbor along Lake Ontario became the northern headquarters of the US Army and Navy. Thousands of troops and hundreds of ships carpenters lived in the village. It was the site of several strategic battles. After the war, Sackets Harbor developed throughout the 19th century into a commercial lake port, military town and summer resort. A group of history buffs wants to restore the old Stone Hospital at Madison Barracks as a military heritage center and cornerstone for restoration work. Todd Moe has more. Email this story to a friend!

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