247th Anniversary of the Battle of Valcour
A Battle of Valcour talk will be offered on Oct. 11 at 4:30 at Clinton Community College in Plattsburgh.
October 11th marks the 247th Anniversary of the Battle of Valcour, one of the first naval battles of the American Revolution, fought in the bay off Valcour Island in Clinton County. A commemoration of this event will be held on the 2nd floor lobby and veranda in the Main Building at Clinton Community College on Rt 9 S, Plattsburgh, NY from 4:30 to 5:30 pm on October 11th, hosted by the Saranac Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Valcour Battle Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution.
Ed Scollon, Co-founder and Co-Principal Investigator of the Valcour Bay Research Project, an eight-year underwater survey of 1776 Battle of Valcour Island battle site, will speak on “Arnold’s Gondolas.”
Music is provided by Cathie Davenport, Katherine Duesberg, Stanley Ransom, and the Plattsburgh Police Pipes and Drums band members Kim Matthews and Peggy Staats Brown. Colors will be posted and taps and salute given by the American Legion Post 1619 Honor Guard members. A cannonade will be provided by Craig Russell and members of the Valcour Battle Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution.
This is the 128th year that the event has been coordinated by the DAR. The event is free and open to the public.