The Sackets Harbor Ballroom will host “Lake Ontario and the War of 1812,” the third lecture in the 2022 Lake Ontario Lecture Series, on Saturday, April 30, from 2 to 4 pm.
The lecture will begin with a presentation by local archaeologist Dr. Tim Abel, who will provide an overview of the War of 1812 in northern New York, followed by a snapshot of archaeological research done in the area over the past 70 years. Dr. Ben Ford will discuss the importance of naval power during the War of 1812 on Lake Ontario, as well as the shipwrecks that resulted from the signing of the Rush-Bagot Agreement. Dr. Gary Gibson will conclude the presentation by describing the arms race between the United States and Great Britain, and why and how the nation’s first strategic arms limitation treaty came about.
This is a free event, and the presentations will be followed by light refreshments. The public is welcome to attend either in-person or online. To register, please complete the online registration form.
The event is organized and sponsored by the proposed Lake Ontario National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council, the Sackets Harbor Historical Society, the Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site, and the Village of Sackets Harbor.