History comes alive during Annual War of 1812 weekend


Reported by: Holly Boname
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Published: 8/02

History will come to life over the weekend in Sackets Harbor as the historical War of 1812 is filled with re-enactors and events.

On Saturday, August 4th, troops will gather for inspection at 10 a.m. and demonstrate military drills until noon. At 1 p.m. a ceremonial ground breaking will take place for the War of 1812 Bicentennial Monument to the Crown Forces killed at the Second Battle of Sackets Harbor 29 May 1813.

A special highlight of the weekend is the Bytown Brigantine Fair Jeanne ship and land artillery barrage on Saturday at 2:30 p.m.

The 110 foot Canadian Brigantine Fair Jeanne travels the world. This Tall Ships training program has graduated over 2,000 young sailors.

There is something for everyone over the weekend, including a meet and greet with War of 1812 theme book authors and 19th century children’s games and toys.

For more information, to hear from re-enactor Ford Best and site manager Constance Barone, watch the complete video story.


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