Toronto Brigantine and our two vessels, STV Pathfinder and TS Playfair, have participated in several War of 1812 Re-enactments over the years.
It was in 2005 that both vessels particpated at a Reenactment event at Old Fort Niagara at Youngstown, NY located at the mouth of the Niagara River. Click here to learn more about the more than 300 years of history history of Old Fort Niagara.
Here are pictures of the boats from this event.
TS Playfair with Old Fort Niagara at Youngstown in the background.
The militia waiting to board…
A picture of both vessels full of militia…
… and ending with another picture of Pathfinder. the close up on this picture, shows someone at the bow of the boat (a priest maybe) holding up a cross – perhaps a blessing of some sort.
Not related to the enactment, but I thought that these old postcards from old Fort Niagara were interesting – although a hundred years later than the reenactment period!
See you on the Lakes and at ports of call, to celebrate the War of 1812 Bicentennial.
With the War of 1812 Bicentennial coming up, we look forward to the opportunity to participate in many of the events on the Great Lakes and Georgian Bay to celebrate the achievements of that time. In fact, Pathfinder and Playfair in Navy Festival of 1812 in July 2012 at Niagara-on-the-Lake
Sailors Wanted. Teenagers can sign up for crew for the NOTL 1812 event in Course 2 of 2012 Summer Program or choice from other courses around the Great Lakes and Georgian Bay later in the summer. Enlist today!
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