Port Dover Weekend
- Good afternoon list!
It was great seeing many of you at Stoney Creek over the weekend.
Next up for the 41st Regiment will be Port Dover (Ontario) in approx.
2 weeks. In speaking with a number of you, there seems to be some
interest as folks indicated that they will be going for at least a
portion of the weekend.
I was in communication with Ian Bell at the Marine Museum in Port
Dover (the event host) and he told me that there have not been many
registrations. If you are planning to do so, please communicate to
Ian so that adequate arrangements can be made to accomodate you.
Email me off list and I can give you his email address and a
registration form (Bob Blakely has been having problems with his
Hotmail account and may not have gotten your information) .
If you have any questions about the event or weekend, we went last
year and I would be more than happy to help you with them. It is
smallish with a real focus on the naval elements but we have room to
play this year in the Kinsmen Park to give an opposed line tactical
demonstration. The community itself is a whole lot of fun and we had
a wonderful time there last year.
I have added a tentative schedule following my signature.
Your most humble and obedient Servant,
Tom Fournier, Captain
41st Regiment of Foot
Dover Naval and Military Encampment
June 19 to 23, 2008
Camps open, ALL re-enactors must register at the Port Dover Harbour
Museum before setting up. (See map).
Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.-
Education Day. All groups are encouraged to participate. Please let
Ian Bell know if you can take part or provide volunteers at the
Registration. Continues all day and as late as possible.
8 p.m. Concert featuring Gopher Baroque, The Brig, Norfolk Tavern,
Main Street , Port Dover, an easy walk.
10 a.m. Registration Continues. Officer's call. Registration Tent,
Museum. All units planning on participating in the battles must
2 p.m.- Battle . Kinsmen Park .
3 p.m.-Ladies Tea hosted by Theresa Nichol, wife of Quartermaster
General of Militia, Col. Robert Nichol, registration tent. All ladies
are requested to bring their own drinking vessels and chairs.
FREE Lake Erie perch dinner Saturday night for re-enactors
7 p.m.-Officers Call. Registration Tent, Museum.
8:30 p.m.- Main Beach battle.
10 a.m. : Officer's Call. Registration Tent.
2 p.m.- Battle (Tentative, on call for arrival of vintage sailing
craft for proper salute as they enter harbour).
4 p.m.-Camps officially close. We request re-enactors not start
packing up until this time. NO VEHICLES ON SITE BEFORE 4 P.M.
Throughout the weekend there will be free concerts, and the ever
popular beer tent, and much more around the museum.
- Hello, All,
Just another quick reminder of the Battle of Hampton reenactment down here
in Virginia at reenactor-friendly Endview Plantation in Newport News. See
web site at http://www.endview.org <http://www.endview.org/>
Though the registration date is past, just wanted all to know all are still
welcome, and we encourage those units who were thinking of coming, but had
past the deadline, to still consider coming on down. This is a one day
event, Sat. June 14, but camping is allowed both Friday and Saturday
evenings for those wishing to stay over. And Sunday would afford you the
chance to visit the historic triangle (Jamestown, Williamsburg, and
Yorktown) as well as the water park and Busch Gardens amusement park nearby.
We will be conducting a Tactical Weapons demonstration in the A.M. utilizing
the awesome open fields, woods, and recreated redoubt on the grounds, and
the battle of Hampton in the afternoon, so it promises to be a
powder-burner. In addition, a reenactor diner will be provided after the
So, please give this event consideration, even if only a few members of your
unit, U.S. or British, can come. Feel free to contact me at
vastatenavy@... for more details.
Hope to hear from some units, and hope to see you there.:>)
Fort Norfolk Garrison, 1812-1815
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