Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Celebrate War of 1812 in Eastern Ontario

If you go to http://celebrate1812.ca, you will come across the St. Lawrence War of 1812: Bicentennial Alliance.

There were military actions at Gananoque and Clayton, Brockville and Morristown, Prescott on the Ontario side, and at Ogdensburg on the American side. There were naval bases at Kingston in Ontario, and Sackets Harbor across the St. Lawrence in Upper New York State.

From October 1813 to February 1814, two major battles were fought at Châteauguay River in October and Crysler’s Farm in November.

There is a newsletter called "News From the Front," plus a blog which carries stories about the War of 1812 along both sides on Lake Ontario.

If you belong to a group of The St. Lawrence War of 1812 Alliance, or would like to start a group, you can have have your own page at http://celebrate1812.ca/main/authorization/signUp?target=http%3A%2F%2Fcelebrate1812.ca%2Fprofiles.

There are numerous forums on the site, plus a 1812 Related Events page which will tell you of the events which will take place close to home to those of us who live in the Ottawa area. They look very exciting, so make your plans to attend.

For the address for the 1812 Events, go to http://celebrate1812.ca/events.

They also have a Facebook Page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/St-Lawrence-War-of-1812-Bicentennial-Alliance/238037636247432

For more websites, you can go to -

For Wellington in the War of 1812: Guarding the St. Lawrence http://www.warof1812.ca/fortwellington.htm

War Along the Upper St. Lawrence and the Canadian Regiment, 1812-1814 http://www.warof1812.ca/stlawrence1812.htm

The War of 1812: St. Lawrence Google Maps http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&vpsrc=6&oe=UTF8&msa=0&msid=215700894247827788391.0004ab467ae636134d38c

The Google Map highlights the various battles that took place around Eastern Ontario, Upper New York State, and Vermont.