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Chester River Cruise and War of 1812 Lecture

Apr 04, 2014 01:40PM ● By Jake Russell
Image titleCHESTERTOWN, MARYLAND – Enjoy a relaxing two-hour cruise on the Chester River aboard the elegant River Packet, a 65-foot classic luxury yacht on Friday, April 25th. Guests will satisfy their hunger for learning more about the forgotten War of 1812, while partaking in scrumptious hors d’oeuvres and complementary wine. Whatever the weather, passengers will remain comfortable in the spacious River Packet cabin.

The guest lecturer, Gene Allen Smith, author of THE SLAVES’ GAMBLE, Choosing Sides in the War of 1812, will discuss his scrupulously researched account of the lives of enslaved people during the War of 1812. Food will be provided by Occasions Catering.

Image titleThe cost is $75 per person. Spaces are limited and pre-event registration is required. Boarding will be at 5:30 p.m. at the foot of High Street, Chestertown. To register online, please visit the Friends of Kent County website www.kentcounty1812.org, or for more information contact the Kent County Office of Tourism and Economic Development, 410-778-0416.

Sponsored by The Friends of Kent County Maryland – War of 1812 and the Kent County Battle of Caulk’s Field 2014 committee, the fundraiser will benefit War of 1812 bicentennial activities, including the re-enactment of the Battle of Caulk’s Field, scheduled on the very day, 200 years later, in the very place near Fairlee where the Aug. 31, 1814 battle was fought by Maryland Militia against British Royal Marines and sailors.