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The Fort Ticonderoga Author Series features presentations by authors of books related to Fort Ticonderogas history.
Between the Boston Massacre in 1770 and the Boston Tea Party in 1773a period historians refer to as the lulla group of prominent Rhode Islanders rowed out to His Majestys schooner Gaspee,which had run aground six miles south of Providence while on an anti-smuggling patrol. After threatening and shooting its commanding officer, the raiders looted the vessel and burned it to the waterline. Despite colony-wide sympathy for the June 1772 raid, neither the government in Providence nor authorities in London could let this pass without a response. As a result, a Royal Commission of Inquiry headed by Rhode Island governor Joseph Wanton zealously investigated the incident. In The Burning of His Majestys Schooner Gaspee: An Attack on Crown Rule Before the American Revolution, historian Steven Park reveals that what started out as a customs battle over the seizure of a prominent citizens rum was soon transformed into the spark that re-ignited Patriot fervor.
Steven Park received his PhD in history from the University of Connecticut, and his articles have appeared in a number of publications, including International Maritime History, American Neptune, Journal of the American Revolution, and Connecticut History Review.
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The Festival Commons at Charles R. Wood Park, located at the southern end of historic Lake George, is an ideal location for your next event. With panoramic views of “The Queen of American Lakes,” event-goers can also take advantage of all that Lake George has to offer in terms of activities and sight-seeing, all within a very short walk from the grounds. The beauty and proximity of The Festival Commons at Charles R. Wood Park in Lake George offers something unique for each season and every occasion.
The Cool Insuring Arena, a 4794 seat multi-purpose facility, is the home of the Adirondack Thunder, a professional hockey team that plays in the ECHL. The arena is also the host to numerous concerts, family shows, and other entertainment. Please visit us at www.coolinsuringarena.com for further information.
Posted by Megan Seeley on 12/5/2023
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Posted by Megan Seeley on 4/11/2023 - Read Time: 2 min
The Department of New York American Gold Star Mothers (AGSM) returns to Lake George for its second year in a row. The public is invited...
Posted by Megan Seeley on 3/15/2023
The New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) Boys Basketball State Championships, presented by the American Dairy Association North East, will be returning live to the Cool Insuring Arena in Glens Falls, New York, for the sec