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Cutter V. Smuggler War of 1812

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 Battery Park NY 10004 Funded in part by The New York Council for the Humanities, Sponsored by Harvestworks. Directions: 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. More:

Date: April 6, 2013
Time: 2:00 PM-3:30 PM
Fees: free
Phone: 212 865-6061
Notes: Dissidents in the War of 1812 are so little known -- hear about how New Yorkers held anti-war rallies, and tried to prevent involvement by spiking the cannons on the Battery

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