Date: April 23, 2012
Time: 06:30 PM
Location: Barton Hill Hotel & Spa
100 Center Street
Lewiston, New York
It's one of Lewiston's most famous legends... a group of teenage boys
constructed a homemade cannon out of logs, made some cannonballs out of
mud, and took a shot at a British warship on the Niagara River.
It happened in the Spring of 1810 when relations between the U.S. and
British Canada were on edge, just a couple of years before the official War
of 1812 was declared. Lewiston folks didn't have many nice things to say
about the British across the river. The redcoats would regularly come
across and wreak havoc as they looked for their deserters.
Finally, after more than 200 years, evidence has surfaced that proves
the legend is TRUE!
Jim Fischer of Hamlin, New York, possesses a copy of a letter written
decades later by one of the original mudballers, detailing the escapade.
He is coming to Lewiston to not only discuss the contents, but to present
the Historical Association a copy of this coveted letter that will become a
treasured part of our Museum's archives.
Be sure to join us on Monday evening for this special, timely and
historic presentation. You don't want to miss it!