WASAGA UNDER SIEGE
 

2010 Battle Schedule

Activities and Battle Scenarios include:

Nancy Island Grand Encampment Open to the Public

Friday, July 23rd -  10:00am to 10:00pm
Saturday, July 24th  - 10:00am to 10:00pm
Sunday, July 25th - 10:00am to 4:30pm

The Grand Encampment at Nancy Island Historic Site features over 400 re-enactors opening their living history encampments to the public along with 19th century merchants, musket and cannon demonstrations, period artisans & demonstrators, roaming entertainers, live musical entertainment all day and much more.

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Skirmish in the Woods!

Friday, July 23rd - 7:00pm - Beach Area 2 - Fictional Battle

American scouting and foraging parties have been sent ashore for firewood and reconnaissance in search of any signs of British forces and the Schooner Nancy hidden up the Nottawasaga River.  British pickets have already alerted Lt. Worsley of the American presence and re-enforcements have been sent out to stop the American advance and hopefully discovering the Nancy.
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Gunboats on the River

Saturday, July 24th - 1:30pm - Nottawasaga River, Beach Area 1 - Fictional Battle

American gunboats have been dispatched up the river to survey the defences of the British.  British gunboats and shore batteries await the Americans as the roar of cannons and muskets thunder across the water informing both commanders that hostilities have begun.
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The Americans have Landed!

Saturday, July 24th- 2:00pm - Beach Area 1 - Fictional Battle

The Americans unprepared for the previous evening battle have re-grouped and landed with force as they come closer and closer to detecting H.M.S. Nancy.  Once again Lt. Worsley and his small force will try and hold off the Americans and avoid detection.  Will they succeed?
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Defending H.M.S. Nancy!

Saturday, July 24th - 7:00pm - Beach Area 1 - Historical Battle

Having successfully staled the American advance hours earlier and believing that the Nancy’s hiding place is still safe, Lt. Worsley was unaware that the tall masts of his ship had been spotted by American troops during the day battle and a full scale American assault was being planned to capture his ship.  Lt. Worsley did all he could to defend her from the American onslaught.  Badly outnumbered the Nancy was destroyed in battle, though its defenders escaped upstream to fight another day.
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Battle Aftermath Grand Encampment

Friday, July 23rd - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Saturday, July 24th - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

See the aftermath of a 19th century battle: Nervous British pickets guarding the bridge from American infiltration, looters pillaging the dead and wounded, widows looking for new husbands, bartering for goods in the marketplace. Musical Entertainment on the main stage, Cannon and Musket demonstrations, and above all...never let your guard down, as American surprise riverboat attacks can occur with no warning.
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Avenging the Nancy!

Sunday, July 25 - 2:00pm - Beach Area 2 - Fictional

The Americans having obtained there objective in destroying the Nancy, have left behind two small ships and crew to guard the mouth of the Nottawasaga River.  Lt. Worsley having re-supplied rowboats with goods and ammunition from an upstream depot; must first clear the way for his rowboats to safely pass and re-supply besieged Fort Michilimackinac.  Forcing the Americans to once again land and fight, Lt. Worsley will have the final taste of victory as British cold steel and Native support save the day!
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