Cutter vs. Smuggler -- Augmented Reality War of 1812
April 6, 2:00 PM - Castle Clinton, Battery Park
Augmented Reality War of 1812. Free pilot event explores a dramatic
incident of smuggling in the War of 1812. Meet at the doors of Castle
Clinton on the Battery. Bring your smart phone or iPhone/iPad and on
your device you will see a US Revenue Cutter chase a ship smuggling
British subjects and goods out of the harbor. Historian Kathleen
Hulser will talk about the castle, the commerce and New Yorkers
dissenting in the war. Steve Bull will show you how to turn your smart
phone into a history tool, popping period ships into today's harbor
from a gorgeous vantage point at Pier A. There will be a special
appearance of the ghost of the famous war hero Capt. James Lawrence
rising from his nearby tomb at the Trinity church yard reminding
everyone, "Don't give up the ship."
Castle Clinton, Main Door
Funded in part by The New York Council for the Humanities, Sponsored by Harvestworks.
Take No. 1 train to South Ferry stop and walk towards water, across
Battery Park, near to Pier A. Meet near Castle Clinton doors, a large
round fort. This is close to where Statue of Liberty ferry departs.