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Lecture: Naval Strategies and Battles on the Salt Water During the War of 1812

July 17, 2012 @ 6:30 pm

Award-winning author William H. White takes a look at policies and strategies imposed on America’s miniscule navy during the War of 1812 and how the role of the US Navy changed during the course of the war. He will examine a few of the more significant engagements of the war and explore the impact they might have had on the outcome and the peace treaty. This discussion will focus on those important actions which occurred on the salt water.  Book signing of Mr. White’s new Our Flag Was Still There:  The Sea History Press Guide to the War of 1812 will follow.

William H. White is a maritime historian and award-winning author who specializes in the history of the US Navy during the Age of Sail. A trustee of the National Maritime Historical Society, Mr. White serves on the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 and The Star Spangled Banner Advisory Group.  He serves on the Board of Trustees of the USS Constitution Museum in Boston, on the Board of Trustees to the LYNX Educational Foundation, and as a consultant to the reproduction 1812 privateer Lynx.  White has also been named a Fellow of the Massachusetts Historical Society.  For more about the author and his books, visit:

Refreshments are at 6:30 PM.  Presentation begins at 7:00 PM.

The Public is invited.  Please contact the National Maritime Historical Society at 914-737-7878, ext. 0, if you plan to attend.  A $5 donation is appreciated.


July 17, 2012
6:30 pm
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Hendrick Hudson Free Library
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Montrose, NY NY United States
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