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Carronade Week

May 25, 2019 - May 26, 2019

Park Rangers and volunteers at Perry’s Monument will demonstrate firing Historic Firearms and the Park’s carronade from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Mary 25th and Sunday, May 26th. Ranger programs will cover the nuances of the 1812 military uniform, the proper handling of black powder and the steps to firing a musket. The carronade, a small short-barrel gun like those used IN THE Battle of Lake Erie, will be fired by the Park’s Gun Crew. The Carronade program will discuss the proper steps in firing the short range gun and its limitations during the Battle of Lake Erie. Historic Firearms demonstrations will take place
at 11 am, 3, and 5 pm. Carronade demonstrations will be given at noon, 2, and 4 pm. There will be a 1 pm Junior Ranger program: “Join the Army.”


May 25, 2019
May 26, 2019
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