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Burning of the Fleet Day - Boston Events INSIDER

Burning of the Fleet Day at Boston Events INSIDER Johnny's Summary
A parade, fife & drums, re-enactors, boat races and games... on the anniversary of the 1814 British raid on Essex. Do they actually burn any ships?? 2-8pm. . 860-767-8269. Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main St, Essex, CT . For more on Johnny Monsarrat see the Wheel Questions project.
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Burning of the Ships Day


Saturday, May 12, 2012

2:00 PM - 8:00 PM

They burned our ships and stole our rum! The historic 1814 British raid on Essex comes to life in Essex Village.

2-3 PM - Sailing Masters of 1812 Commemoration Parade

Fife & Drum Corps parade from Town Hall to the foot of Main Street for a commemoration ceremony and muster.

3-5 PM - CRM Waterfront Activities

Team row boat races, re-enactors and maritime games on the Museum's docks and lawn.

5-8 PM - CRM Burning of the Fleet Storytelling

Join CRM staff in the Burning of the Fleet exhibit for a special program of storytelling. Reduced admission of $5 per person includes complimentary snacks and soft drink. Rum and ale cash bar.

8:00 PM - Regency Ball at Town Hall. More information at

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