Middle Eastern Terrorist shipboard on the St. Lawwrence
That is the nub of the second installment of the Adirondack Treasure series. The novel "Isle Royale" will be launched 7 p.m. Thursday, March 20 at Ogdensburg’s Dobisky Center, 100 Riverside Ave.
The authors, Mathew Glavin and Michael Dolan, will sign books with a $10 donation from each purchase going to the Fort La Présentation Association,
The legendary treasure supposedly buried on Isle Royale, now Chimney Island, during the French and Indian War draws treasure hunters to the Island and enmeshes them in a plot to launch a missile with a super-electron magnetic warhead.
Isle Royale was the site of Fort Lévis where the last battle of the French and Indian War was fought in August 1760. The island three miles down river from Ogdensburg, significantly damaged during the construction of the St. Lawrence Seaway, lies east of the international bridge.
Sixth Annual War of 1812 Heritage Talks
Friday, April 25 – Saturday, April 26, 2014
The heritage talks appeal to a wide audience with interests in history. This is not just for professors and academics. Students in high school and university will enjoy the talks and the exhibits. Reenactors, history buffs and those who simply enjoy history should be in their comfort zone.
Friday evening there is a family friendly concert of period music by North Country fiddler Don Woodcock at 7PM. Adults $5; youth 17 and under free.
The seven Saturday seminars will look at the militias of New York and Upper Canada, the USN on the St. Lawrence River, a Connecticut officer on the Northern Frontier, the Canadian Voltigeurs, US Army uniforms, and the British campaign on the Cheseapeake.
Students $30; Educators and NYS Town Historians $50; Others $60. All fees for Saturday include a continental breakfast and a buffet lunch.
Exhibits: Crysler's Farm; Sackets Harbor; Archaeology of Pike's Cantonment; St. Lawrence River Archaeology, Dunvegan Pioneer Museum, Re-enactment Photography; Remington Art Museum; War of 1812 Navy; Regency quilting; local War of 1812 history authors...
We have all the facilities of Ogdensburg’s Freight House Restaurant, from the side rooms to the banquet hall to the bar. Saturday there will be a continental breakfast and buffet lunch, and the Freight House will offer a special menu for those who stay for dinner.
For more detail, click on events button in the top bar and scroll down to War of 1812 Heritage Talks.
A few words from some previous speakers...
"… it was a pleasure. I learned a lot. Thank you all for organizing such a collegial and stimulating set of discussions." David Taylor MA., Writer-Producer at David Taylor Communications, LLC, co-author of The War of 1812 and the Rise of the U.S. Navy
"Let me join the general chorus of praise for the conference; I learned good things and enjoyed excellent company." Carl Benn PhD., Ryerson University, Toronto, author of Native Memoirs from the War of 1812: Black Hawk and William Apess
"Thank you for putting together such a wide-ranging conference...Not many conferences can put God, women, privateers and native forces on the same bill!" Fay Kert PhD., Book Review Editor, The Northern Mariner/Le marin du nord