Following the Freedom Trail

Site of Glen Haven Water Cure
7042 North Glen Haven Road, Southwest end of Skaneateles Lake, Town of Sempronius
In the 1850s, Glen Haven Water Cure was a major center for alternative medical treatment, frequented by abolitionists, woman’s rights activists, and dress reformers, operated by two noted abolitionist and Underground Railroad families. James C. Jackson was former editor of the Liberty Press. William Chaplin was former editor of the Albany Patriot. He organized the unsuccessful attempt of 77 African Americans to escape from Washington, D.C., in 1848 aboard the Pearl, and he was jailed in Maryland in 1850 for his Underground Railroad activities.