October 11th marks the 240th Anniversary of the Battle of Valcour, one of the first naval battles of the American Revolution, fought between the shores of Valcour Island and New York State.
A commemoration of this event will be held at the Clinton Community College, 2nd Floor Lobby/Veranda of the George Moore Building from 4:30 to 5:30 pm on October 11th. The event is free and the public is encouraged to attend.
Kyle Page, CCC Professor and local historian, will speak on “The Battle of Valcour: The People Who Were There”. Music will be provided by Cathy Davenport, Bill Long and the Police Pipes and Drums. Special guests include Plattsburgh Mayor James Calnon and DAR State District IV Director Margaret Scuderi. Colors will be posted by the American Legion Post 20 Honor Guard with a cannonade by Craig Russell of the Valcour Battle Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution.
This event is hosted by the Saranac Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Valcour Battle Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution and Clinton Community College. This is the 121st year that the event has been coordinated by the DAR.
Illustration: USS Royal Savage is shown run aground and burning, while British ships fire on her (watercolor by unknown artist, ca. 1925).