Fort Pike

Fort Pike (HM1M70)

Location: Sackets Harbor, NY 13685 Jefferson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 57.112', W 76° 6.777'

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Defending the Harbor

General Pike's Death
This fort was named after General Zebulon Pike, who launched his forces from here to attack York (Toronto). Though the Americans won the battle, General Pike was killed by debris from an exploding magazine. His remains were returned to Sackets Harbor for burial.

Fort Pike was designed to fortify the earlier Fort Volunteer, hastily built in 1812 to defend Sackets Harbor. Its strategic location controlled access to the harbor and was planned as the final refuge from a successful British attack. These fortifications became the nucleus of Madison Barracks, an important 19th century army base.

Caught in a Crossfire
Any vessel trying to enter the inner harbor would be caught in a crossfire between the cannons at Fort Pike and Fort Tompkins.

Sackets Harbor was a chief shipbuilding center, U.S. Navy headquarters, battle site and important army garrison during and after the War of 1812.
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HM NumberHM1M70
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Placed BySeaway Trail, Inc
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Date Added Sunday, July 26th, 2015 at 6:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 410697 N 4867128
Decimal Degrees43.95186667, -76.11295000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 57.112', W 76° 6.777'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 57' 6.72" N, 76° 6' 46.62" W
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Area Code(s)315
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Fort Pike Rd, Sackets Harbor NY 13685, US
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