Saturday, March 20, 2010

Confederate Marines Living History Weekend at Port Columbus

Several units of Confederate Marines will appear at Port Columbus this weekend for a special Cool History program called "Marines of the South." March 20-21 will feature training of these marines in various Civil War era tactics including crewing large naval guns, small arms drill and firing, and amphibious landings. Three big cannon firings per day are scheduled. The event is included in normal admission fees at Port Columbus.

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TENTATIVE SCHEDULE (subject to change):

DRAFT Schedule

9 a.m. Raise flag on Water Witch

11a.m. Cool History Begins
Cannon Firing and Drill

11:30 0r s0 till 1 Small Arms, Drill and On-Ship Activities

1 p.m. Cannon Firing and Drill

1:30 CSMC Birthday Party on USS Water Witch (Weather Permitting)

2:30 River Activities - Landings etc.

4:00 Cannon Firing and Drill

Morning Boat activities if desired

Noon Cannon Firing and Drill

Afternoon Daily Sailor Activities

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