Principal American DefenseFort Tompkins commanded the approach to the harbor where the American fleet was under construction. It was built on ground that had been elevated by a system of wooden cribs filled with stone. The fort was armed with 20 cannon behind an earthen breastwork. The largest cannon, a 32-pounder, could be pivoted to cover both land and water approaches. In order for the British to destroy the navy yard and the ship under construction, later named the General Pike, they had to take the fort.
|Placed By||The State of New York|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 1:50pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 409699 N 4866953|
|Decimal Degrees||43.95016667, -76.12536667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 43° 57.01', W 76° 7.522'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||43° 57' 0.6" N, 76° 7' 31.32" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling North|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 506 W Main St, Sackets Harbor NY 13685, US|
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