Waterways of War: The War of 1812

Author(s) : BENSON Steve, TOELKE Ron
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From the publisher:
 
“A Traveler's Guide to the War of 1812 Forts, Battlefield, and Historic Sites along America's Byways in New York and Pennsylvania.
 
In commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812, discover the historic events that helped shape a young American nation during its “Second War of Independence.” This beautifully illustrated guidebook includes an overview of the war as a whole, a more detailed look at the war across the Great Lakes, and a focus on the significant events that occurred along the present-day Great Lakes Seaway Trail. Learn about the building of the Lake Erie fleet and the Battle of Lake Erie, the burning of the Niagara frontier, British raids on Lake Ontario communities, the importance of Sackets Harbor as the U.S. Naval Headquarters, and the raids and battles that occurred across the St. Lawrence River.
 
Rich pages with period maps, period and contemporary artwork, and recent photographs from a variety of public & private sources.
   
Introduction by Walter Rybka, Senior Captain of the U.S. brig Niagara and Site administrator at the Erie Maritime Museum.
   
Overview, Timeline and Resource List for the War of 1812.
   
Perfect for introducing the War of 1812 to a new audience or the ardent collector of everything from that era.
   
Front cover art: The Oneida off Sackets Harbor by Peter Rindlisbacher”

Five questions to Ron Toelke in The Record, Troy, New York (USA).

Year of publication :
2013
Place and publisher :
Seaway Trail, Inc.
Number of pages :
72
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