Re: Fort Niagara - St. Leonard's Creek
- Thanks for considering rescheduling the event. I believe that Chatham
Ontario has an event on that date.
--- In WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com, "pamelalynn36" <pamelalynn36@h...>
> Good morning all,at
> Ed's chronology of how our event came to be in late September is
> absolutely correct. We scheduled it two weeks after Defenders Day
> Fort McHenry and two weeks before Mississenewa, hoping to avoidcan't
> conflict with these events.
> JPPM staff is going to be reviewing this year's event and ANY
> comments and suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Sorry -
> do much about the long bus trip! Kind of hard to move a 560-acrethe
> site! Under consideration is moving the event one week later, to
> first weekend in October. How would that affect other events? Wewant
> to continue to grow, and YOUR opinions are important to us. Pleasebasin,
> let me know how this date might work for you - whether it might
> entice any more of you to visit! After all, this is a goup effort -
> we can't put it on without the reenacting community! We are trying
> our best to accommodate all of our partners!
> Pam Shubert
> Administrator of Marketing and Development
> Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum
> --- In WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com, "Ed Seufert" <LCpl_RM@c...> wrote:
> > The park staff understands the concerns of the 1812 community and
> discussions between them and the re-enactment community are already
> under way.
> > Cheers,
> > Ed Seufert, LCpl
> > 1812 Royal Marines
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: Larry Lozon
> > To: WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com
> > Sent: Tuesday, September 30, 2003 5:06 PM
> > Subject: [WarOf1812] Fort Niagara - St. Leonard's Creek
> > From: "Ross Flowers" <drums1812@s...>
> > Any chance it could be organized next year so that it doesn't
> > conflict with the long standing event at Fort Niagara?
> > _____________
> > May I add to the observations of Brother Drum Major Ross
> > Fort Niagara is close to almost everyone in the Great Lakes
> > they supply housing, they supply food and do a great job ofwhere
> > informing USA & Canadian Customs Departments of their
> > activities to make it easy for us to cross the border without a
> > traffic not withstanding.
> > For the last two years or so we have asked for an 1812 tactical
> > with opposing lines and they have agreed. Now if we do not
> > attend ..... it will be cancelled. They cater to many time
> periods and
> > our is the smallest so perhaps our friends in Maryland will
> > this in '04.
> > food for thot ...........
> > I guess I liken it to our Sutlers, we love to attend events
> > are but if we don't buy from them and support them they will
> > the business so .......
> > more food for thot
> > Yrs,
> > Larry
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> For the last two years or so we have asked for an 1812 tacticalJust another thought here as well. I will mention this to the fort
> with opposing lines and they have agreed. Now if we do not
> attend ..... it will be cancelled.
staff as well.
The event at Fort Niagara needs to be expanded to include the
campfollowers and the sutlers. Give them a reason to come as well
and the soldiers will show in greater numbers. Yes it is about the
soldiers but if the campfollowers (our wives and children) are bored
and have absolutely nothing to do, they will not want to go. That is
one reason I did not attend this year.
On the soldier side, and this is just my opinion, the soldier needs
to be utilized more. This does not mean all will not get a moments
rest but there should be guards at the main door all the time, guards
doing walks on the walls, at the cannon and so forth. More a working
facility, pay masters handing out pay, etc. Guard duty could be as
short as 15 minutes.
Last year we sat around much of the time waiting for something to do.
Being eager as I was and a keener, I was new, I went and patrolled
the walls on my own. The Seargent Major asked 'Who's the guy up on
the wall'? 'That's the new guy' 'Oh, good for him'.
As far as moving the event, watch out for the first weekend in
October, Chatham. It's getting busier every year. Sometimes it will
take a choice, this one this year, that one the next. Wait 'til we
get very close to 2012 see how hard it will be then.
Just a Privates opinion.
And being a slovenly uneducated type of pond scum soldier that I am,
take it for what it's worth.
Royal Scots, 1st Regiment
I wholeheartedly agree. The facilities & hospitality at Ft. Niagara are
second to none. It would be extremely unfortunate if the event were to
wither away for want of participants.
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