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Pirate ship sails in front of Fort Knox

Still Tickets Available for Pirate Day Cruise – Fort Knox

By Leon Seymour on July 18, 2014, at 10:28 a.m.
Pirates “Run Amok” at Fort Knox Saturday, July 19 and Ghost Tours (Prospect) The Friends of Fort Knox are sponsoring their annual “Pirate Day” at the Fort Knox State Historic Site, Prospect, Saturday, July 19, from 11 AM until 4 PM. In addition, the professional pirates of the Dark Rose …
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The pirate ship "Must Roos"  fires on Fort Knox.

Pirates to Invade Fort Knox and Ghost Tours

By Leon Seymour on July 12, 2014, at 9:10 a.m.
(Prospect) The Friends of Fort Knox are sponsoring their annual “Pirate Day” at the Fort Knox State Historic Site, Prospect, Saturday, July 19, from 11 AM until 4 PM. In addition, the professional pirates of the Dark Rose and their vaunted ship the “Must Roos” will be plying the waters …
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Scottish Tattoo at Fort Knox

Bagpipe Bands at Fort Knox, Saturday – Annual Scottish Tattoo

By Leon Seymour on July 09, 2014, at 10:03 a.m.
July 12th, Saturday, Scottish Tattoo , 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM – This popular annual event is back, featuring traditional Scottish bagpipers, precision marching bands and a patriotic salute to America. Tickets for the event are $10 per person or $5 for children 12 and under. Advanced tickets may be …
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Elton John Tribute Band at Fort Knox Tonight Postponed to 8/16

By Leon Seymour on July 04, 2014, at 8:59 a.m.
Due to a near certitude of wet weather this evening, the Friends of Fort Knox, are postponing the Elton John tribute band concert, until Saturday, August 16th, at 6 PM. Advanced tickets for this evening’s event will be honored. This post was contributed by a community member. Submit your news …
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Elton John Tribute Band Rocks the Fort on the 4th!

By Leon Seymour on July 01, 2014, at 1:07 p.m.
Music lovers have the choice of listening to vintage Elton John songs or the lyrical tunes coming from massed bagpipe bands in the coming next two weekends, at the Fort Knox State historic site. The two events, which are part of the Friend’s of Fort Knox annual special event schedule, …
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Fort Knox Summer Events Season to Start with a Bang

By Leon Seymour on June 25, 2014, at 10:27 a.m.
(Prospect) The Friends of Fort Knox summer special event season starts-off with a bang this Saturday and Sunday, June 28 and 29, with the return of Civil War reenactor Amy McCrae and her full sized period cannon. Amy McCrae’s cannon produces thunderous fire and presents an excellent photographic opportunity for …
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Civil War Reenactors at Fort, Foster Family Day and Ghost Tours this Weekend

By Leon Seymour on May 16, 2014, at 11:23 a.m.
Fort Knox will be a busy place this coming weekend Saturday/Sunday, May 17 and 18th, as Civil War reenactors, Maine Foster Families and East Coast Ghost Trackers converge on Fort Knox, in Prospect. Always wanted to be a Civil War reenactor? Here is your chance! On the weekend of May …
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Fort Knox and Observatory Open for Season

By Leon Seymour on May 03, 2014, at 12:54 p.m.
(Prospect, Maine) -The Fort Knox state historic site and Penobscot Narrows Observatory, began their six month long season for the public, Thursday, May 1st. The two-for-one attraction boasts the tallest bridge observatory open to the public in the world. In addition, Fort Knox represents one of the best-preserved seacoast fortifications …
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Fort Knox Needs Park Day Volunteers Saturday

By Leon Seymour on April 24, 2014, at 10:10 a.m.
Saturday, April 26, 2014 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: Fort Knox State Historic Site, 740 Fort Knox Road, Prospect, Maine For more information: 207-469-6553; fortknox.maineguide.com (Prospect, Maine) On Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 10 AM until noon, volunteers are needed to team up with the Friends of Fort Knox …
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Fort Knox and Observatory Open for School Vacation

By Leon Seymour on April 21, 2014, at 9:05 a.m.
Looking for something to do with the kids during spring vacation? Come on over to Fort Knox and Penobscot Narrows Observatory, in Prospect, starting Monday, April 21, at 9 AM until 4 PM. Both attractions will remain open through Sunday, April 27th and the reopen for the entire season May …
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Friends', Plague Doctor and executive director Leon Seymour, with Tourism Award for Fright at the Fort.

Fright at the Fort Wins Tourism Award

By Leon Seymour on March 20, 2014, at 10:41 a.m.
Fright at the Fort, the annual Friends’ of Fort Knox, annual Halloween fundraiser, was presented an award Tuesday evening, March 18th, at the Maine Governor’s Conference on Tourism, at the Cross Center, in Bangor. The award recognized, Fright at the Fort, for its unique Creativity and was presented by Commissioner …
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One of the "Fright" props that greeted 9,000 visitors to Fort Knox.

Fright at the Fort Attracted Thousands of Visitors

By Leon Seymour on Oct. 30, 2013, at 9:23 a.m.
The Friends of Fort Knox report that over 9,000 visitors attended their “Fright at the Fort” Halloween season fundraiser the past two weekends. Approximately one hundred volunteers from the Penobscot Job Corps, Searsport High Drama club and community volunteers pitched in to help run the vent. The Friends report a …
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Fright at the Fort Last Weekend Coming Up

By Leon Seymour on Oct. 25, 2013, at 9:01 a.m.
Fright at the Fort had great attendance at its first of two weekend engagements, Friday and Saturday, October 18 and 19. A total of over 3,700 brave souls traveled the Fort’s dark corridors where they met plague victims, zombies, clowns, monsters, chainsaws and pigs. The Black Plague sub theme was …
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Volunteer for Fright at the Fort

By Leon Seymour on Sept. 09, 2013, at 9:05 a.m.
The Friends of Fort Knox are actively seeking volunteer zombies, ghosts, ghouls and general “spookified” folks, for this year’s annual Fright at the Fort event, this October. One of Maine’s largest Halloween events, Fright at the Fort takes place the last two Fridays/Saturdays, October 18, 19, 25 and 26, from …
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Friends Seek Congressional Help on Fort Fence Project Concerns

By Leon Seymour on Sept. 03, 2013, at 11:13 a.m.
The Friends of Fort Knox have released a letter that they sent to Maine’s Congressional delegation seeking their assistance addressing concerns the organization has concerning a fence project planned for the State Historic site. The letter was mailed last week to Senators Collins and King, and Representatives Michaud and Pingree, …
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Civil War Cannon Firing and Observatory Moon Viewing

By Leon Seymour on Aug. 21, 2013, at 11:02 a.m.
For Immediate Release Last Civil War Cannon Firing of the Year at Fort Knox Thunderous blasts await those who come to the Fort Knox State Historic site, Saturday/Sunday, August 24 and 25, from 10 AM until 4 PM, as the 6th Maine Battery Civil War Reenactors, fire off a replica …
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Friends of Fort Knox masonry project underway.

Friends of Fort Knox Masonry Project Underway

By Leon Seymour on Aug. 15, 2013, at 1:55 p.m.
The Friends of Fort Knox report that a significant masonry restoration project is currently underway at the National Historic Landmark that will target interior granite joints. Knox Masonry is focused on repointing the interior east facing granite wall that has a large amount of degraded mortar and vegetation growing between …
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Scene of Fort Knox Pirate Day-2012

Pirates Invade Fort Knox Saturday

By Leon Seymour on Aug. 12, 2013, at 10:53 a.m.
(Prospect) The Friends of Fort Knox are sponsoring their annual “Pirate Day” at the Fort Knox State Historic Site, Prospect, Saturday, August 17, from 10 AM until 4 PM. In addition, the professional pirates of the Dark Rose and their vaunted ship the “Must Roos” will be plying the waters …
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Map depicting areas of Fort Knox that may be closed to public as result of the fence project.

Friends’ Board Votes No on Fence Project

By Leon Seymour on Aug. 07, 2013, at 11:42 a.m.
On Tuesday evening, August 6, 2013, the Friends of Fort Knox Board of Directors voted unanimously to reject signing a Memorandum of Agreement on a proposed fence project at the State Historic site. The fence project is being proposed by the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands, with assistance by …
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Set under construction at Fort Knox, for Shakespeare's, "The Tempest", for four nights.

Shakespeare’s “The Tempest”, at Fort Knox, Four Nights

By Leon Seymour on July 31, 2013, at 10:17 a.m.
August 1,2,3,4 – 6 P.M. Thursday-Sunday, Shakespeare Comes to Fort Knox featuring the presentation of The Tempest, performed by Ten Bucks Theater Troupe. Ticket Prices- $10 per individual, per performance. Advanced tickets may be purchased at the Fort Knox gift shop,or by telephoning 207-469-6553. Tickets may also be purchased the …
 
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