Naval Establishment General Signal
- Naval Establishment
Crown Forces North America
March 8th, 2008
At the School of the Sailor, to be held at Discovery Harbour, Penetanguishene, Ontario, July 18-20, a Lieutenancy Board will be convened at One Bell (0830) in the Forenoon Watch of Sunday, July 20. The candidate to be examined for confirmation in the rank of Lieutenant in the Naval Establishment shall be:
Cock O' The Walk Trophy
The fabled Cock O' The Walk Trophy will again be competed for by participating longboats and bateaux at the 2008 School of the Sailor, and shall be awarded at the Commodore's Reception at Discovery Harbour on Saturday, following the Rowpast that concludes the Saturday training schedule. Boats shall be judged on historical accuracy of appearance; smartness; performance; crew spirit; and evident seamanship.
Naval General Service Medal
The Colonial Sailor Program of Canada's Navy, which encourages and supports naval re-enactment, is giving consideration to supporting the production of a museum-quality replica of the Naval General Service Medal, which would be issued to all naval re-enactors who have taken part in one or more of the Navy and Provincial Marine-related commemorations and re-enactments that likely will be part of the Bicentennial of the War of 1812. This should be a much-prized memento.
The Yeo Cup
Planning still continues for the staging of a series of challenging passagemaking competition for boats' crews of 1812, Crown Forces and American, under sail and oar and in period dress, over several selected courses, during the War of 1812 Bicentennial. A Yeo Cup Planning Committee will be formed to select the course to be sailed, and the year and date, of the first Yeo Cup competition. Courses proposed to date are:
Kingston, Ontario, to Sackets Harbor, New York
Amherstburg, Ontario, to Put-in Bay, Ohio
Toronto, Ontario, to Niagara-on-the-lake, Ontario
A Test Race will be run from Kingston, Ontario via the North Channel to Bath, Ontario, followed by a circumnavigation of Amherst Island and return to Kingston via the Boat Channel between Simcoe Island and Wolfe Island. This likely will occur in 2010 or 2011.
The Miller Worseley Commemorative Voyage
As a culminating major small boat event of the 1812 commemorations, the Colonial Sailor Program of the Navy is considering the sponsorship of a major Upper Lakes re-enactment voyage for seaworthy longboats, from the mouth of the Nottawasaga River and/or Discovery Harbour to Mackinac Island. Participating boats would be supported by contracts, and a Safety Escort vessel would supervise the flotilla's progress. This event would be planned as a "wrap-up" of the small boat commemorations of the 1812 Bicentennial, without prejudice to events that may be planned by the Bicentennial Commissions or responsible agencies such as Parks Canada.
I have the Honour to be,
Yours with great Regard
Commodore pro tem
Crown Forces North America
GOD SAVE THE KING.
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