The remaining entries pertaining to this trip will all be in Ontario. Our first few entries are from the Lake Ontario Theater of Operation. In this and the next entry we are just west of Cornwall, Ontario near Morrisburg.
A sign commemorating the Skirmish at Hoople Creek. The true site, like Crysler's Farm, has been mostly lost to the St. Lawrence Seaway. On November 10, 1813 troops under the command of Winfield Scott (who was acting as an advance force of Wilkinson with Jacob Brown) forced the retreat of British troops posted at the Hoople Bridge. However, the action bought time for the British to prepare for the Battle of Crysler's Farm.
lost villages" of Canada lie beneath what is now the St. Lawrence Seaway. Apparently, much of the dirt for the mounded earth where the monument is located was extracted from the actual battlefield site.
Canadians portraying Kentuckians . . .
It was said there were about 450 reenactors that participated in the event.
Old sawbones has been busy . . .
And he was very informative. Still, Dudeboy said the whole presentation "was so realistic that I almost puked."
Here "old sawbones" is trimming up a bit of the bone.