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Capture of Moose Island, July 1814

Postby Waggoner » June 16th, 2014, 12:26 am

The plans to commemorate the capture of Moose Island (Eastport, ME) are progressing well! I have attached the programme for the event.

All the best,

Gary
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Re: Capture of Moose Island, July 1814

Postby Mark » June 16th, 2014, 7:31 am

This really is great stuff! Thanks for the heads-up, Andy! :)

I wish the UK would hold similar events for Napoleonic anniversaries.

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Re: Capture of Moose Island, July 1814

Postby Waggoner » June 16th, 2014, 3:29 pm

Mark,

My pleasure! By the way, I will be part of the authors' discussion group.

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Re: Capture of Moose Island, July 1814

Postby Waggoner » July 14th, 2014, 12:08 pm

The good news is that Moose Island has been restored to British control :D It was an excellent weekend, very well organized, warm and sunny weather and, for a small town, great crowds! I will post some pictures later today. The plan is to reprise the events in 2018 to mark the bicentennial of the return of Moose Island to American control in accordance with the findings of the boundary commission formed under the terms of Article IV of the Treaty of Ghent.

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Re: Capture of Moose Island, July 1814

Postby Waggoner » July 15th, 2014, 12:10 pm

Some images of the event. If I can keep them in order:

The British flotilla arrives
Troops occupy the town (RNBR soldiers)
The graves of Lieut. St. John (102nd Regt) and Lieut. Raymond (RN)
The MC
Colour party and RNBR
One of the plaques

Note: I will resize the images and post later. Watch this space :-)
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Re: Capture of Moose Island, July 1814

Postby Waggoner » July 15th, 2014, 8:09 pm

Lastly, one of the plaques. Apparently, I can only add five images at a time.

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Re: Capture of Moose Island, July 1814

Postby FBC-Elvas, Portugal » July 17th, 2014, 12:11 pm

Thanks for the photos Gary. Is that a ship from the period?

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Re: Capture of Moose Island, July 1814

Postby Waggoner » July 17th, 2014, 1:45 pm

Sarah,

Thanks, it was a fun day! And no, it is a modern ship. While it has sails, they navigated around the harbour under power.

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