Coghlin & Upton Clearance Sale / Nancy Island Welcome Centre Grand Opening / Wasaga under Siege - Aug 17th-19th - On-Line Registration Open / New Book "Brock's Agent" by Tom Taylor
- 1) Clearance Sale!!
Coghlin & Upton Military Accoutrements will be holding a Clearance Sale of
Historical & Contemporary Goods, Discontinued Inventory, Production Samples,
Prototypes, "Mistakes" and other items accumulated over the years!
Food Concession - Draws & Auctions
May 19th and 20th, 2012, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Give us a call, send us an email or check our website at
www.coghlinandupton.com for directions.
4520 Jordan Road, PO Box 56, Jordan Station, Ontario, Canada L0R 1S0
Tel: (905) 562-0222 ~ Fax: (905) 562-8374 ~ Email:
2) Nancy Island Welcome Centre Grand Opening - Thursday, May 24th - 11am
Everyone is welcomed to the grand opening of the new multimillion dollar
Welcome Centre located at Nancy Island Historic Site in Wasaga Beach,
Ontario, Canada. Ontario Parks has replaced the orientation building at
Nancy Island Historic Site in preparation of the upcoming War of 1812
Bicentennial. Nancy Island has served as a historic site since 1928 and is
the most viable and related site to the War of 1812 in Simcoe County and the
Georgian Bay Region. It represents a major event during the War of 1812 -
HMS Nancy's August 14, 1814 battle against three American schooners. The
island houses the charred hull and artifacts of the HMS Nancy from this
pivotal moment in Canadian history. The borders of Canada today are a direct
result of the valiant struggle of the Nancy and her crew. The Wasaga Beach
Welcome Centre, designed by Ontario Parks architect Matthew Harvey, houses a
gift shop, staff offices, meeting space, tourist information, washrooms and
interpretation relating to both Nancy Island and the natural resources of
Wasaga Beach. The new War of 1812 interpretive displays will highlight
Heroes of the War related to the Nancy story. For more information please
visit <http://www.wasagabeachpark.com> www.wasagabeachpark.com
3) Wasaga under Siege August 17th, 18th & 19th - On-line Registration Open
Just a reminder that Wasaga under Siege "A War of 1812 Experience" has moved
to August for the bicentennial years to correspond closer to its historical
date. Please review the information that has been provided and if you have
not registered yet I encourage you all to do so ASAP. There are some new
things happening this year and if you have any questions please let me know
or visit our website at <http://www.wasagaundersiege1812.com>
Building on the huge success of past Wasaga under Siege events,
the Historic Military Establishment of Upper Canada in partnership with the
Town of Wasaga Beach, Ontario Parks and Nancy Island Historic Site look
forward to hosting you once again from August 17th to the 19th/2012. Wasaga
under Siege "A War of 1812 Experience" will once again come to life as over
300 re-enactors will take part echoing history once again through the
streets and waters of Wasaga Beach and Nancy Island Historic Site.
We have put together a great weekend for re-enactors and
spectators alike! Re-enactors will enjoy a safe Grand Encampment area on
Historic Nancy Island, water, food, entertainment, drinks, souvenir and 4
battles including river battles will take place. Battles will be fought all
over the town of Wasaga Beach with parading, pillaging, cannons, muskets,
longboats and voyageur canoes. We will be using all our talents and proven
Wasaga under Siege 1812 hospitality to make sure all re-enactors &
participants feel welcomed and satisfied that it was worth the trip.
Wasaga Beach, Ontario as many of you already know host the longest
fresh water beach in the world and attracts thousands of tourist each day to
its beaches and attractions. Re-enactors and their families will have the
opportunity to enjoy the historical components of the event as well as the
beach and modern attractions such as shopping, restaurants, waterslides,
midway, paintball and other attractions to numerous to mention.
Merchants, blanket traders and artisans are welcomed free of
charge and the musical line-up for the evening hospitality features
Backroads, and Hardtack & Harmony.
All re-enactors who portray any aspect of the War of 1812 are welcomed to
participate. They can include - British and American Regulars or Militia
including Civil War re-enactors portraying American Militia, Navy Personnel,
Cannon Crews, Natives, Voyageurs and Men, Women & Children civilians.
Sunday morning will also feature the Redcoat Iron-man and Iron-women contest
that has proven to be a popular event not only to participate in, but to
watch as well, with prizes going out to the winners.
If you are registering on-line please register individually or as an
immediate family unit. No group registrations will be accepted unless
pre-approved. This gives us a more accurate number for logistics, food and
actual people attending and camping on the island.
For more information and to register on-line please visit
4) New Book - "Brock's Agent" by Tom Taylor
As America Plans to Invade Upper Canada A Lone British General Decides to
Fight Back! - It's the eve of the War of 1812, and the United
States is aiming to seize British North America. Thomas Jefferson declares
that it will be a "mere matter of marching," but he hadn't counted on
British Major General Isaac Brock. While Britain battles Napoleon in Europe
and considers abandoning Upper Canada altogether, Brock begins forging the
province into a fighting force and in the process engages the services of a
young secret agent.
After witnessing the Battle of Tippecanoe, Jonathan Westlake, a young man
"ready to make his mark," returns to the town of York [now Toronto] from a
fur trading expedition bringing hard intelligence of American preparations
for war. Intervening in a scuffle to save a young woman's life, he appears
to have unwittingly killed her stepfather. To escape arrest for murder,
Westlake is now forced to join the British Army and pose as a fur trader
while undertaking a vital secret mission for General Brock.
In a frantic search for the girl he rescued, down Georgian Bay to Fort
Detroit, Westlake discovers treachery in his own family circle. But his
friends, a French Canadian named, Danny Lapointe, and a Shawnee native
called Paxinos, will stand by him in a clash that may cost all of them their
As nations and men battle for military supremacy in North America, these
principal characters will fight to the death over love, independence, and a
fortune in furs.
Also coming out soon "Brock's Railroad"
For more information contact tom_taylor@... and to purchase the book
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