Fort Drum & “Mr. Fort Drum”

By Elizabeth Ervin History Of Fort Drum, New York In 1809, the United States stationed a company of infantry soldiers at what was then called Sackett’s Harbor to control smuggling between northern New York and Canada. Following the outbreak of the War of 1812, Sacketts Harbor became the center of United States naval and military activity for the… Continue reading Fort Drum & “Mr. Fort Drum”

ADK Fire Towers

By Kelsey Zehr When you think of forest fires, you don’t generally think about the eastern side of the country, right? It is rare to hear similar stories of devastating fires like those in the midwestern and western states. But, the Adirondack Park has seen a fair amount of destructive fires. Fire towers were created… Continue reading ADK Fire Towers