Daily Archives: July 17, 2012

1812 Sails back into Niagara

1812 News Ian Mather July 17,2012 Niagara on the Lake, It has been 200 years since Canons could be heard firing off the coast of Lake Ontario. On Saturday Tall Ships, longboats and infantry stormed the beaches at Queens Royal … Continue reading

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Nation’s Bicentennial Celebration of the War of 1812 Recalls the USS Constitution’s Free Black Sailors

thenorthstarnews.com inShare A typical outfit for a USS Constitution seamen. by Frederick H. Lowe When the USS Constitution set sail to fight in the War of 1812, a conflict that forged the United States as a nation, the ship’s sails … Continue reading

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Madison’s war challenges are focus

OK, SO YOU’RE Montpelier, the Orange County home of president James Madison, and you’re putting together an exhibit on the War of 1812  he presided over. Sure, there were climactic battles from Niagara to New Orleans, but they’re all pretty … Continue reading

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Michigan Maritime Museum to present historical lecture on Captain Perry

By Staff reports GateHouse News Service Posted Jul 16, 2012 South Haven — The Michigan Maritime Museum will host “The Life and Lessons of Oliver Hazard Perry”, a lecture by James Spurr, at 2 p.m. on July 29. Spurr is … Continue reading

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Aboriginal contribution in War of 1812 recognized at Toronto ceremony

By: Will Campbell, The Canadian Press 07/16/2012   Attendees at a memorial service to commemorate fallen warriors from 1812 at Fort York in Toronto on Monday, July 16, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michelle Siu TORONTO – First Nations leaders and supporters … Continue reading

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Program to bring War of 1812 to life for kids

chillicothegazette.com Historical Society’s junior program sets July 21 event Jul. 16, 2012   The Ross County Historical Society Junior Member Program exposes local children to immersive hands-on historical experiences. The latest will involve a War of 1812 experience Saturday at … Continue reading

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Association of Representational Artists pay homage to the War of 1812 Bicentennial

By Ron Giofu, Amherstburg Echo Monday, July 16, 2012 7:40:55 EDT PM Gibson Gallery board member Dave Cozens, dressed in War of 1812 period attire, sits beside a painting of a soldier created by artist Susan Duxter. The Association of … Continue reading

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War of 1812: Canadian identity developed in the crucible of combat

nationalpost.com Parks Canada A musket-firing re-enactment at Fort Chambly National Historic Site. The War of 1812 is being commemorated across Ontario, Quebec and the Atlantic provinces this summer with dramatic public events marking the 200th anniversary of the American invasion … Continue reading

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Navy Week to mark War of 1812 bicentennial

BLADE STAFF The U.S. Brig Niagara is one of several ships that will sail into Toledo for Navy Week ASSOCIATED PRESS An upcoming Navy Week event next month in Toledo will have dual purposes: to celebrate the bicentennial of the … Continue reading

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The War Of 1812: A Michigan Bicentennial

WKAR Public Media By Scott Pohl Credit Courtesy / Mackinac State Historic Parks The British took Fort Mackinac 200 years ago today. The British had built the fort and knew it was vulnerable from behind. Their surprise attack led to … Continue reading

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