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Captain Log ID: 1043
Title: Sackets Harbor, NY
Boat Name(Id): BlueJacket ( 58)
Sailor Name(Id): Geoff Schultz ( 306)
Geo Region: NY
Date of Occurance: 2008-07-18
Latitude: N 43º   57'
Longitude: W 76º   7.2'
Sender (if email-in): wcz5101@NO_SPAM
Earlier log from "BlueJacket":  1039
Newer log from "BlueJacket":  1044
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Ahoy from Sackets Harbor, NY!

IslandsI must admit that we're not where I said that we would be in my last log. I said that we were headed to Kingston, Ontario, but in the well established cruiser tradition, we changed our minds while underway. Actually we changed it twice. Yesterday we got up and finished putting the boat together and scrubbing it down. We had planned on moving to the other side of Oswego's harbor, but on the way across the harbor, Sue suggested we just head to Kingston. I swung the wheel and headed out of the harbor and into Lake Ontario. Then we started calling marinas, as none of the cruising guides that we mentioned any anchorages. Unfortunately (or was that fortunately?), all of the marinas were full. We had become friends with another boat, Dream Seeker, while in Oswego and they had departed for Sackets Harbor. I had marked Sackets Harbor as a place that we should visit, so we decided to go there too.

Flower Lined StreetSackets Harbor is about 35 miles from Oswego and the trip here was beautiful as we cruised past cliff lined islands. The town of Sackets Harbor is an absolute gem and is considered by some to be the most historic town in NY. It was the sight of the first shots of the War of 1812 and has a very nice battlefield site. During the war of 1812 the town was a major naval and shipbuilding center. The main street is lined with houses from the early 1800s and there's an amazing number of flowers everywhere.

They have a very nice brew pub which offers $2 pints from 4 to 6. I can highly recommend the Scotch ale! We had dinner with the crew from Dream Seeker at Tin Pan, which ended up being one of the best meals that we've had in a long time.

I've uploaded photos from the area to my web site. The video is processing now. You can find the photos at http://www.geoffschultz.org/2008_Sailing/Photos/NY_Sackets_Harbor/

Today we're headed to Clayton, NY which is about 40 miles from here, so I had better get moving.

-- Geoff & Sue