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Learn about role Lake Ontario had in War of 1812


Tue, Oct 16th 2018 07:00 am
The Niagara History Center welcomes Toby Jewett of Old Fort Niagara to present on Lake Ontario's role during the War of 1812. At 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, he'll discuss the types of vessels built, naval tactics in 1812, and activities on Lake Ontario during the war, ending with the Rush-Bagot Treaty.
During the War of 1812, the country that controlled the Great Lakes, especially Lake Ontario, controlled the land. As a result, the U.S. and Britain had a major "Shipbuilder's War" on Lake Ontario. Most people don't understand the significance of the Niagara Region in the War of 1812. Jewett will explain it all - while dressed in period clothing
Jewett is a retired biology teacher and junior sailing instructor. He has been a volunteer tour guide at Old Fort Niagara for more than 16 years, and now sits on the board. A major focus of Jewett's has been the War of 1812.
This event is free and open to the public. Call 716-434-7433 for more information.
The History Center is located at 215 Niagara St., Lockport.

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