Attack on Fort Cassin
August 16-17, 2014
History comes alive at Lake Champlain Maritime Museum as historical re-enactors in traditional boats on LCMM’s North Harbor recreate the 1814 British attack on Fort Cassin. Join sailors, soldiers, and camp followers as they commemorate the 200th Anniversary of this important engagement during the final year of the War of 1812.
Enjoy demonstrations of maritime skills, presentations of firearms, boat maneuvers, open air cooking, blacksmithing, and more. Battle reenactment at 1 pm each day. Featured exhibit 1812 - Star Spangled Nation, from American Society of Marine Artists on view.
Demonstrations and exhibits will be held on the Museum grounds Saturday 10-5, Sunday 10-4 and are included with Museum admission.
All activities will occur on the Museum grounds and waterfront. Participation included with daily Museum admission or annual museum membership.
- Blacksmithing, Glass and Wood Working, and Ropemaking Demonstrations
- 19th Century camp life including open fire cooking
- Visit the Fleet in North Harbor and become part of the crew of a 19th Century warship!
- A special exhibit in LCMM's Nautical Archaeology Center features artifacts recovered from several War of 1812 shipwrecks in Lake Champlain and from the underwater site of the Battle of Plattsburgh