Due to a nationwide shortage of cannon-grade black powder, the Fairhaven Village Militia regretfully will not be firing the Seacoast Defense cannons as part of the group’s annual encampment at Fort Phoenix this weekend.
The militia will hold a one-day encampment on Saturday, May 28, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the ledge near the large cannons, weather permitting. There will be musket drilling and the firing of the small portable cannon throughout the day, as well as demonstrations on daily life in a Revoluntionary War camp.
Talk to period costumed men and women about the fort’s history and life in the 1770s.
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