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42382Wasaga under Siege - Highlight of the Day! July 23rd-25th/10 - Only 22 days away!

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  • David Brunelle
    Jul 1 8:23 PM
      Book Release & Signing
      The Lake Captain; 1812 - Ron Burgess

      The Lake Captain; 1812 deals with a small and forgotten chapter of Canadian
      history during the War of 1812 which took place on Lakes Erie and Huron.
      Captain Alexander Mackintosh and his uncle Angus Mackintosh were involved in
      the fur trade with the North West Company. Angus eventually became the
      twenty-fifth Chief of Clan Mackintosh in Inverness, Scotland. In the spring
      of 1812, Captain Alexander Mackintosh brought his ship, the six gun, eighty
      foot, fur trader Nancy to its home port of Sandwich. The Nancy was pressed
      into service with the British in an armed struggle with the newly formed
      United States, for the fur rich heartland of North America. In addition to
      serving with some of the best officers of the British Army and Royal Navy,
      Mackintosh found that he had to endure a few of the worst. After American
      victories over the Royal Navy on Lake Erie and the British army at
      Moraviantown, Mackintosh found himself in command of the "last British ship"
      on the Upper Great Lakes facing a formidable American fleet.

      Ron Burgess has taught high school history for over thirty years, and has
      been involved in the tourism industry of Northern Ontario as owner operator
      of North Huron Charters Ltd. operating out of Blind River, running bareboat
      sailing charters and safari sailing charters in the North Channel of Lake
      Huron. That has given him the background and inspiration to write The Lake
      Captain, 1812.

      Ron Burgess will be present during Wasaga under Siege 2010 to answer
      questions and sign copies of his book. For more information contact: Ron
      Burgess at: sailing1@...

      For more information and to register for the event please visit our website
      at: www.wasagaundersiege1812.com

      Look forward to seeing everyone!

      David Brunelle


      Wasaga under Siege 2010

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