|Commemoration of the 200th Anniversary
of the Return of Eastport, Maine, to the United States
June 30, 2018, 9:30am - 8:30pm,
Band Stand area & Eastport Arts Center
We hope you will join the Border Historical Society
in a commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the day
British forces left Eastport, Maine, after a four-year occupation
ending on June 30, 1818.
|Volunteers and donations
Re-enactment of the British evacuation
turnover of the renamed "Fort Sherbrooke" to its original name of "Fort Sullivan
British flag lowered
Red Coats leave on their transport vessel
U.S. flag raised
Historical narration provided.
military band, bagpipe band; chantey band
Walking tour of historic sites around Eastport
Historic Play, a sequel to the popular play written for the 2014 commemoration. Where are they now?
Re-enactment encampments all day, including a medical practitioner of the era; period cooking;
scavenger hunt; horseshoe competition
History panel of six published historians from the United States and Canada.
You'll learn about the tone of the British occupation; why the British did not leave Eastport at the end of
the War of 1812 and why they finally, reluctantly, did; the implications for Eastport and the citizens
around Passamaquoddy Bay; Maine Statehood; border negotiations