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Sackets Harbor (earlier spelled Sacketts Harbor) is a village in Jefferson County, New York, United States. The population was 1,450 at the 2010 census. The village was named after land developer and owner Augustus Sackett, who founded it in the early 19th century. The Village of Sackets Harbor is within the western part of the Town of Hounsfield and is west of Watertown. The heart of the village, with a Main Street and well-preserved 19th century buildings, has been recognized as the Sackets Harbor Village Historic District and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983. To support the War of 1812, the US Navy built a major shipyard and its headquarters for the Great Lakes at the village. Within a short period, more than 3,000 men worked at the shipyard. The Army constructed earthworks, forts, barracks and supporting infrastructure to defend the village and navy shipyard, and its troops also camped in the village. The thousands of military personnel made it seem like a city. By the fall of 1814, this was the third-largest population center in the entire state, after Albany and New York City. With its strategic protected harbor on Lake Ontario and military installations, the village had national importance through the 19th century. Soon after the war, the Army strengthened its defenses on the northern frontier by constructing Madison Barracks. The village also developed a commercial shipyard and many business connections to communities around the Great Lakes. Its businessmen were also connected to bases in the major markets of Louisville, Kentucky and New Orleans. In 1817 a consortium of local businessmen supported construction of the 240-ton Ontario, the first US steamboat on the Great Lakes. In July 1834, the commercial schooner Illinois from Sackets Harbor was the first to enter the harbor of the new settlement of Chicago. Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site commemorates a battle during the War of 1812 and the contribution of the area to the United States defense.

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Find crucial information and trip planning details about Sackets Harbor, which is a city in United States. The nearest major city to Sackets Harbor is Syracuse. Syracuse, is a worth visiting city owing to its prime attractions like Syracuse Zoo, Destiny U S A, Erie Canal Museum. Get in the character of the city, this city requires at least of 1 to 2 number of days of exploration.

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Facts and Stats for Sackets Harbor*

  • Pollution Statistics in Sackets Harbor

    Know the pollution level of Sackets Harbor before you plan your visit.

    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 75 (High)
  • Sackets Harbor: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Sackets Harbor for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Sackets Harbor.

    • Burglary and Theft 33.33 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 33.33 (Low)
    • Attacks 33.33 (Low)
    • Drug offense 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 83.33 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 25 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 41.67 (Moderate)
  • Living in Sackets Harbor - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 65.2 (High)
    • Climate Index 51.25 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 13.79 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Sackets Harbor

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Sackets Harbor

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 11 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 31.67 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 80.82 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 42.44 USD

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