200th Anniversary Commemoration of Battle Between HMS Boxer & USS Enterprise
This week the Maine Military Historical Society in conjunction with the Maine Historical Society and others, are putting on some events to commemorate the battle between HMS Boxer & USS Enterprise off Pemaquid Point, Maine on September 5, 1813. To read a brief narrative on the battle please click here.
The schedule of events for the week is provided here: Boxer and Enterprise Week Poster . Most activities and events are free.
The highlight of the week will be the graveside service in Portland’s Eastern Cemetery on Thursday, September 5th. The families of both captains, some all the way from England, will be present to lay wreaths. In addition many state and local dignitaries will be there, as well as The British Consular General from Boston, and a Royal Navy Attache from the British Embassy in Wasington, DC. A program of events for the graveside service can be found here.
Order a Commemorative Chip
Own a piece of history, while honoring the memory of the men of the HMS Boxer and USS Enterprise with a commemorative chip. Click on the picture to view a larger image.
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