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Battle of the Boquet Bicentennial Celebration

June 14, 2014 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Battle of the Boquet Downtown Celebration—Battle of the Boquet Bicentennial Celebration on Flag Day
Date: June 14th, 2014
Location: Historic Downtown Willsboro, NY
Time: 8:00AM to 5:00PM

Events and Activities of the Day

  • Re-dedication Ceremony & Commemorative Addresses (Bandstand on Gilliland Lane)
  • Militia Camp Life in 1812 (Re-enactment) – Canon and Musket Drills
  • The Library Jam Band and The Greenbeans in Concert
  • Boquet River – Race to the Battle (Trail and Kayak Race)
  • Food offered on Gilliland Lane

Commemoration Ceremony Details:

  1. Welcoming & Unveiling of the Heritage Society Kiosk – Charles Lustig of the Willsboro Heritage Society/ Town
  2. Recount of the Historic Battle – Ron Bruno, Town Historian
  3. Presentation by Ransom Noble Decendant: Dr. John Noble III
  4. Presentation by Town Supervisor Shaun Gillilland
  5. Color Guard Gun Salute
  6. Re-dedication of the Battle of the Boquet Monument by the Society of the Second War with Great Britain of the State of New York

Learn the details here.

3.52 Mile Run & 2 Mile Kayak Race

Date: June 14th, 2014
Day of Registration: 7:00AM (Willsboro Bandstand – Gilliland Lane)
Line Up: 7:50AM
Race Start: 8:00AM

Start Location:
Trail Race – Bandstand on Gilliland Lane
Kayak Race – Noblewood Park Boat Launch

End Location:
Trail Race – Noblewood Park Boat Launch
Kayak Race – Gillilland Park Boat Launch

**Registrants are encouraged to bring their own Kayaks to the Noblewood Kayak Launch by 7am on race day. A limited number of Kayaks will be provided in the event that a registrant does not have one. Kayaks will be first come first serve upon registration. **

A lunch-in and awards ceremony will follow the race at the Willsboro Visitor’s Center.

Go here to pre-register and to see a map of the route:


June 14, 2014
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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