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The Navy On The Lakes: Sailors Of 1812

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  • larrylozon
    ============================== TO: CROWN FORCES NORTH AMERICA Unit Commanders, Please inform your members ============================== I am ordered to
    Message 1 of 3 , May 27, 2011
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      TO:

      "CROWN FORCES NORTH AMERICA"

      Unit Commanders,

      Please inform your members

      ==============================
      I am ordered to forward the following


      L. Lozon ~ AdC
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      Naval Establishments
      Crown Forces North America
      May 27th, 2011

      General Signal

      The Navy On The Lakes: Sailors Of 1812
      July 14-16, 2012

      Navy Hall and Fort George National Historic Park
      Niagara-on-the-lake, Ontario, Canada

      The Naval Establishments is pleased to announce that in partnership with Parks Canada, the Colonial Sailor Program (CSP) of the Directorate of Naval History and Heritage, Ottawa, sponsors of the Dockyard Founding event at Halifax in 2009, will sponsor a major 1812 naval event at Niagara-on-the-lake, Ontario, on the weekend of July 14-16, 2012. A "tall ship" squadron and a flotilla of longboats is planned, with contracts to be offered by the CSP to ships and boats to allow them to participate. Boats' crews, marine units (and infantry units known to have served afloat) will be invited, as will naval gun crews and individual naval re-enactors. Dress is to be that of 1812, to a high standard of accuracy. I am to serve as Event Designer and Coordinator.

      The event will be headquartered at Navy Hall, which will be available for social functions including a planned major "Up Spirits!" for all hands. The participants are to encamp on the grounds of Navy Hall, and in Fort George as may be required. Provision of meals and other amenities is planned. The Navy Hall dock will be reserved for participating longboats and bateaux, and the "tall ship" flotilla, when not maneuvering or at anchor, will be berthed at the Niagara-on-the-lake Sailing Club, where the longboat launch ramp is located.

      The program will be extensive, and will include a Friday voyage over from Toronto of the "tall ship" Squadron; a Friday evening "Meet and Greet"; shore demonstrations and public access to the encampment; a Parade in the Town and presentation to civic authorities; an assault landing and sham battle with `pyro' support; rowpasts and sailpasts; the awarding of the "Cock Of The Walk" award to the best longboat and crew, and the "Dick Deadeye Award" to the best naval or marine re-enactor; period music in the encampment; the now-legendary "Up Spirits!" tot of rum issue and Reception; "runs ashore" in uniform to Niagara-on-the-lake's many fine establishments; and additional planned activities.

      I will be meeting with Parks Canada staff in NOTL Friday 3 June to begin detailed planning, and will take part in a "recce" test voyage to NOTL from Toronto and return, 15-17 July of this year, in the cutter "Witch of A'burg", to assess requirements for the 2012 event.

      Invitations to boat's crews, ships, and units will be forthcoming, but expressions of interest may be directed to me, at suthren(at)magma.ca

      I have the Honour to be,
      Yours
      With great Regard

      Victor Suthren

      Commodore pro tem
      Naval Establishments
      Crown Forces North America

      (Project Head, Colonial Sailor Program).

      GOD SAVE THE KING.
    • Diane Williams
      The Pride of Baltimore 2 and the Lynx privateer replicas are on their way to the Great Lakes this summer.   ~~Diane
      Message 2 of 3 , May 27, 2011
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        The Pride of Baltimore 2 and the Lynx privateer replicas are on their way to the Great Lakes this summer.

         
        ~~Diane
      • John Matthew IV
        ... Are those dates correct? Saturday to Monday? John Matthew IV [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
        Message 3 of 3 , May 27, 2011
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          Larry Lozon wrote:

          > The Navy On The Lakes: Sailors Of 1812
          > July 14-16, 2012

          Are those dates correct? Saturday to Monday?

          John Matthew IV

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