It was great!!
And thanks to the Navy, I'm sure we all came back weighing a little more than when we arrived! LOL
Where can we get the T shirts?
(who just arrived home via King's Landing, Grosse Ilse, and Les Forges du St Maurice)
--- In WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com, "Victor Suthren" <suthren@...> wrote:
> To Naval Re-enactors in the 1812 Community:
> Please accept my deep appreciation to those 1812-era naval re-enactors who dressed in the styles of 1759 and journeyed to Halifax, Nova Scotia for the Founding of the Royal Navy Dockyard 1759-2009 event, July 17-19. Set against a backdrop of 42 'tall ships' and with a participant longboat fleet of 20 boats, with a Gun Battery, marines of the 40th Regt. of Foot, and a shore re-enactment group, the Longboat Flotilla received much appreciation for its performance in Halifax harbour over the weekend.
> Please accept my own gratitude for your willingness to endure fog and rain on occasion, and the uncertainties of navigating in a busy world port, to help celebrate this key event in North American naval history. The international Sail Training Fleet, the City of Halifax, and the Canadian Navy all expressed appreciation and admiration for your efforts. Well done.
> Yours aye
> Victor Suthren
> Commodore pro tem
> Naval Establishment
> 1812 Crown Forces North America
> Event Designer and Flotilla Commander
> Founding of the Royal Navy Dockyard 1759-2009
> Halifax, Nova Scotia
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