"Fort Niagara"
25 - 27 May 2014
"SOLDIERS THRU THE AGES"



*** THE EVENT ***

      Our unit represented the F&I war (Capt. Dan; 46th Reg of Foote and Art Evens; Roger's Rangers). Jerry Knitis and Brad Gunkel as Continental Marines (Rev War), Karen Jones (1812 sailor) and Kate Keel (1812 lady). Jim Brown showed up and was dressed as a soldier for the War of 1812. We also had the Millard family attend and they were dressed for various periods of time. Tim was a air raid warden (WWII), Karen was F&I camp follower. Their daughter and her boyfriend were dressed as a WWII sailor and his girl friend.

      The weather and event was well attended by visitors. Bob Emerson and his staff put on a great weekend as only Fort Niagara does. If you missed it, mark it down for next year. Amongst the other units attending, we had Vikings (soldiers through the ages). They were different and interesting. Military from the Viking era to soldiers of WWII from the USA and Canada.   
(Introduction by Thomas Pray).







Oh woe, oh woe!,   I'm 6 pence short.
Where did it go?   Dining fly with Captain
Dan after a long day and Brad Gunkel
(Continental Marine, enlisted)

Photo by Thomas Pray



Captain Dan Schroth
46th Regiment of Foot
(1759).

Photo by Thomas Pray



Captain Melancthon Lloyd Woolsey
War of 1812 Militia

Photo by Thomas Pray

Karen Lamby Jones
British Tar, War of 1812
Able gunner on the
Gunboat "NETTLE".

Photo by Thomas Pray



Karen Millard
Camp Follower
F&I War

Photo by Thomas Pray

Veteran Exempt Flag flying proudly the
13 Silver Stars wrought for the Union
of white. A wreath above with
the words "Don't Tread On Me".
 A coiled Rattlesnake and a Skull and Cross
bones with a wreath underneath with
the words,"Thy Will Be Done".
Photo by Thomas Pray



Captain Dan, Captain Knitis and
Kate, mind the Trade blankets.

Photo by Thomas Pray

"I caught the weather gauge, swooped in
like a Hawk, and the other boat had no
chance as we blasted it to pieces. We
boarded and took all the Booty. We
renamed our ship The Red Sea Hawk.
The Red Seahawk, scourge of the Lakes
and St. Lawrence. The Pink Lady just
didn't seem an appropriate name for
such a fierce ship."

Photo by Thomas Pray



The main French Fort Building, sometimes
referred to as the French Castle. This stands
majestic overlooking the entrance to the
Niagara River.

Photo by Thomas Pray



North Redoubt looking East. Early morning.

Photo by Thomas Pray



DOUGHNUTS & COFFEE!!!!
Capt Jerry Knitis ( Revolutionary War) Continental Marine
and Karen Lambey Jones (1812 Sailor), coming back from
the breakfast nook. The South Wall buildings and
entrance behind them.

Photo by Thomas Pray

Looking from our campfire,
through some of the other time period
camps, to the French Castle.".

Photo by Thomas Pray



The evening view from our
encampment. Entrance to Niagara
river.

Photo by Thomas Pray




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