Daily Archives: July 31, 2012

One thousand witness Mackinac Island’s ‘surrender,’ more War of 1812 bicentennial events planned

Contact:  Phil Porter, 906-847-3328 Agency: Natural Resources July 27, 2012 On July 17, 1812, Fort Mackinac’s commanding officer, Lieutenant Porter Hanks, surrendered the American fort on Mackinac Island – and the entire island – to the British. Two hundred years … Continue reading

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4 Ships To Visit Milwaukee Next Week

nbc26.com   MILWAUKEE (AP) – Four ships from the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard and Canadian navy are set to visit Milwaukee next week.      It’s part of the Navy’s commemoration of the bicentennial of the War of 1812. … Continue reading

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Brock’s gathering a hit at marina

  Mark Ribble, Leamington Post Monday, July 30, 2012 9:46:22 EDT AM Christian Pencarinha is all smiles as he dons the uniform of the Essex Light Infantry at the Leamington Marina celebration of the War of 1812 Bicentennial on Saturday, … Continue reading

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La Grua Center to host War of 1812 presentation

thewesterlysun.com Monday, July 30, 2012 By The Sun Staff COURTESY OF LAGRUA CENTER The LaGrua Center in Stonington Borough.   STONINGTON — “The Rockets’ Red Glare Over Stonington” — an exploration of the War of 1812 in Connecticut and of … Continue reading

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War of 1812 has Galt roots

cambridgetimes.ca Jul 30, 2012   This year marks the bicentennial of the War of 1812 – June 18 – to the signing of the treaty of Ghent on Dec. 24, 1814. Few Cambridge residents are aware of this city’s connection … Continue reading

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