About 10:00 am, we headed to Ogdensburg with Roger and Gloria for the Founders Day Event. Founder's weekend commemorates Ogdensburg's French colonial history from the founding of Fort de la Presentation in 1749 to the Battle of the Thousand Islands in 1760.
For more than a decade re-enactors have assembled on Van Rensseleaer Point (formerly lighthouse point). This year several hundred re-enactors were celebrating from New York, Ontario and Quebec, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and other states and provinces.
Our day started out with the Water Battle, between the French and British back in 1760. The actual war took place here - where the Oswegatchee River meets the St. Lawrence Seaway.
There were lots of family and kids activities, both recreational and informational. Upper left - Roger and George observe some of those events.
Fish Count to date: 432 and Rich continues to be WAY ahead of me!