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The British are Leaving - The British are Leaving!


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On this date:


Dateline: June 30, 1818.  Eastport, District of Maine in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.


The inhabitants of Moose Island and Eastport assembled under a bright sun and blue sky as General James Miller, representing the President, and Lt. Colonel Henry Sargent, representing the Governor of Massachusetts, met with Lt. R. Gibbon at Fort Sherbrooke.  Following the reading of the official orders and exchange of remarks, the British flag was lowered and replaced, after 4 long years of British occupation (naval invasion on July 11, 1814 - fairly significant force assembled) with our own Stars and Stripes, the name of our fort restored to Fort Sullivan, and citizenship restored on the inhabitants (along with our freedom to once more conduct maritime commerce). Following the departure of the remai ing British force on naval ships, festivities and celebrations ensued.


Join with us today as we celebrate the 200th anniversary of the restoration of Eastport to the United States.  What a great way to start off the cekebration of Canada Day (July 1st) and our National Independence Day on July 4th.  


Hope to see you there!

P.S.  Your correspondent on the scene will once more assume the role of Town Crier for the occassion.


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