In my research of my Sinotte/Loiselle genealogy, the old forts of of early Canada are coming up, and and it overlaps in my learning about tall ships.
- Fort George
- Historical Fort York – some pictures from Toronto Brigantine’s participation in a naval reenactment a few years back
- Old Fort Niagara
- Old Fort Erie – the site of Canada’s Bloodiest Battlefield
- The Naval Establishment in Penetanguishene Bay – Discovery Harbor – [I didn’t realize all the early settlement activities in the Georgian Bay – or that my early ancesters would have gone through the Georgian Bay on way to Michigan and Illinois as engageur ouest.]
Toronto Brigantine has visited many of these forts and naval spots over our 50 years of program.
With the the 1812 Bi-Centennial celebrations coming up in 2012 I am sure that we will have the opportunity to visit these spots again in the coming months and years.
The theme for the Bi-Centennial is all around Celebrating 200 Years of Peace. See Visit 1812 for more information about upcoming events.