Plans for rebuilding this historic site are underway as funding permits. To learn more about the organization spearheading this activity, please visit their website at: Fort de la Présentation
Ogdensburg Founder’s Day Reenactment 2010 – Battle of the Thousand Islands 250th Anniversary Commemoration, Fort de la Présentation, Ogdensburg, New York State (Land battle re-enactment)
July 17th, 2010 – Traveled across the St. Lawrence River to Ogdensburg, NY in the United States to watch the Battle of the Thousand Islands 250th Anniversary Commemoration re-enactment activities at Fort de la Présentation site in Ogdensburg, New York. Amazing number of tents and re-enactors were present in full costume and gear depicting this period of warfare in the 1760’s known as the French and Indian War.
Due to the large number of photos relating to this re-enactment, I’ve broken posting of this event into two parts. A water battle re-enactment in the previous post and then the photos of the land battle re-enactment in this post.
Gorham’s Rangers (British Troops)
From Wiki: The French and Indian War is the common U.S. name for the war between Great Britain and France in North America from 1754 to 1763. In 1756 the war erupted into the world-wide conflict known as the Seven Years’ War and thus came to be regarded as the North American theater of that war. In Canada, it is usually just referred to as the Seven Years’ War, although French speakers in Quebec often call it La guerre de la Conquête (“The War of Conquest”). In Europe, there is no specific name for the North American part of the war. The name refers to the two main enemies of the British colonists: the royal French forces and the various Native American forces allied with them. Although it is not often mentioned, some factions of the Native American communities provided support to British efforts but the primary Native American alliances were with the French forces during most significant skirmishes during this period of conflict. Further WIKI info.
More photo action on the following pages.