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The British are coming, the British are coming to Eastport

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EASTPORT, Maine — The Eastport Chamber of Commerce will host a series of events on Friday, July 11, and Saturday, July 12, to commemorate the British seizure of Moose Island during the War of 1812. The events are sponsored by Border Historical Society, Maine Humanities Council, Parks Canada, IGA and Local Citizens. See the full schedule below:

— 7:00-8:30 p.m. Friday, July 11: “Brave Yankee Boys: Naval Ballads of the War of 1812” by Dr. Stephen Sanfilippo  
 at Christ Church Institute, 21 Key Street.

— 7:30-9:00 a.m. Saturday, July 12: Public breakfast at Christ Church Institute, 21 Key Street ($5). 

— 9:30 a.m. Saturday, July 12: Boats rally at Chowder House Pier for departure.

— 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 12: Re-enactment of the Capture of Moose Island at the Fisherman’s statue on Water Street. 

— 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 12: Oromocto Pipe & Drum Band parade at Water Street and Fisherman’s statue.

— 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 12: Citadel Soldiers encampment at Peavey Memorial Library Lawn with demonstrations all afternoon until 4 p.m. 

— 1:00-1:30 p.m. Saturday, July 12: Veterans memorial hall dedication by Tides Institute & Art Museum on Green Street.  

— 1:45-2:15 p.m. Saturday, July 12: Dedication of plaques for British solidiers of War of 1812 at Hilltop Cemetery (bus to Hilltop Cemetery available at Green St. dedication).

— 2:30-4:30 p.m. Saturday, July 12: A six-author panel discussion of Passamaquody Bay’s role in the War of 1812, Eastport Arts Center, 36 Washington St.

— 6:00-6:45 p.m. Saturday, July 12: Guided walk to sites of the War of 1812. Meet at the Episcopal Church, 21 Key Street. 

— 7:00-8:30 p.m. Saturday, July 12: “The Quilt,” a play at Readers Theater, Eastport Arts Center, 36 Washington Street.

—  All day Saturday, July 12: Exhibit of 1812 artifacts at Eastport Arts Center, 36 Washington St.; self-guided walking tour of the sites of the War of 1812 available at the Quoddy Craft Shop, Water Street ($1.50).

For more information, visit www.eastportchamber.net or call 853-4644.