A day of speakers and a day of tours! The Fort Ontario Conference on History and Archeology returns with a stellar group of historians and a tour of War of 1812 sites.
“Reflections on the Great War”
- George Bray. “Lt. Colonel John Bradstreet’s Raid on Fort Frontenac, August 26-28, 1758
- Brian Leigh Dunnigan . “Historic Links in the Waterways of the Early Great Lakes”
- Rene Chartrand. “Canadian Army Uniforms and Equipment 1914-1918.”
- Timothy J. Abel. A Battleship in the Wilderness: The Story of the Chippewa and Lake Ontario’s Forgotten War of 1812 Naval Shipyard.”
- Paul Lear. “General Hospital #5, Fort Ontario in the War of 1917.”
- Dianne Graves. “‘At the going down of the sun’: John McCrae, the Armistice and the Remembrance Poppy a hundred years on.”
- Donald E. Graves. “Mud, Misery, Murder and Plum-Apple Jam: The Daily Life of the Canadian Soldier on the Western Front, 1915-1918, and of those Who Waited at Home for Him.”
Sunday Bus Tour
The bus will take participants on a guided tour of War of 1812 sites along Lake Ontario including the Battle of Big Sandy Creek, the path of the Great Cable Carry, and Sackets Harbor.