Jun ’13
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Engagement at the Forty (Grimsby)

To commemorate the Engagement at the Forty, a land and water Re-enactment took place June 8, 2013, at Grimsby's 1812 Peace Garden- Historic Heritage Park. Thousands attended to commemorate!

Grimsby 1812 Peace Garden at Historic Heritage Park, Elizabeth Street and Lakeside Drive

To commemorate the Engagement at the Forty, a land and water re-enactment took place June 8, 2013, at Grimsby’s 1812 Peace Garden- Historic Heritage Park, Elizabeth Street and Lakeside Drive. There was┬áperiod dancing, children’s role playing, performances by the Grimsby Pipe Band, and musket and artillery demonstrations. At 3pm., British regulars, Lincoln militia, and Indian allies disembarked from boats and engaged with a U.S. artillery company holding a strong position at the mouth of Forty Mile Creek.

Organized by the Grimsby 1812 Bicentennial Committee, with various community organizations, this event was a grassroots initiative that blew people away. Thousands of people ended up showing up; certainly more than organizers were thinking would come.

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