Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Sackets Harbor mayor showcases village's history during visit by Assembly Speaker Heastie, Assemblywoman Jenne

Sackets Harbor Mayor Molly Reilly talked about the important role the Sackets Harbor shipyard played in the War of 1812 during a tour of the battlefield. I brought Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie to the Sackets Harbor Battlefield to show him our region's rich history and the strategic role our lakes and rivers have played in our nation's national defense efforts. Now it's time for a little fun so we are headed to our nation's longest continuous running annual county fair in Watertown. The Jefferson County Fair is the perfect stop to end the speaker's visit to the North Country.


Mayor Molly Reilly (right) talks about the important role Sackets Harbor played in the War of 1812 during a tour of the battlefield with local officials, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Assemblywoman Addie A.E. Jenne. Pictured are (l-r): Jennifer Gaffney, superintendent, Sackets Harbor Central School; Speaker Heastie, Assemblywoman Jenne and Mayor Reilly.