Wasaga under Siege - Highlight of the Day! July 23rd-25th/10 - Only 22 days away!
- 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
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
Look forward to seeing everyone!
Wasaga under Siege 2010
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