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Infantry Drill Day

Dates:

Sundays  May 18,  July 27, August 10 from 9:45 to 14:30

 

Last Update:

March 13 2014

 

Location:

Fort Lennox is located at Saint-Paul-de-l'Žle-aux-Noix, 60 km south of Montreal and 12 km from the United States border.

 

We meet at the Park Office by the Ferry Dock. (Fort Lennox is on an island!)  We will have Free access if we are all there for the 10 am ferry !

 

Coming from Montreal (Champlain Bridge)

You are on Champlain Bridge heading for the South Shore.
Take Exit 60 to Highways 10, 15 and 20.
Take the left exit toward Highways 15 South and 20 East. 
Take Exit 53 indicating Highway I-87, Highway 15, La Prairie and New York.
Take the Highway 132 exit on the left toward Highway 15 and La Prairie. 
Take Highway 132 West /Highway 15 South. 
Take Exit 21 to Highway 219 leading to Highway 221, Napierville and Sherrington.
Turn left on Highways 219 and 221, also called Rang Sainte-Marguerite.
Continue along Highway 221.
Turn left onto Chemin de la 4e Ligne.
Turn right onto Rue Principale.
Turn left onto 61e Avenue. 
The destination is on your left.

Coming from Montreal (Mercier Bridge)

You are on the Mercier Bridge heading for the South Shore.
Exit on the left to get onto Highway 132 East leading to Highway 15, Highway 30 and La Prairie. 
Continue along Highway 132 East.
Take Exit 98-S leading to Highways 15 and I-87 toward New York.
Take Highway 15 South.
Take Exit 21 to Highway 219 leading to Highway 221, Napierville and Sherrington.
Turn left on Highways 219 and 221, also called Rang Sainte-Marguerite.
Continue along Highway 221.
Turn left onto Chemin de la 4e Ligne.
Turn right onto Rue Principale.
Turn left onto 61e Avenue. 
The destination is on your left.

Coming from Montreal (Louis-Hippolyte-Lafontaine Bridge and Tunnel)

You are on the Louis-Hippolyte-Lafontaine Bridge and Tunnel heading for the South Shore.
Take Exit 90 to get onto Highways 132 West and 20 West. 
Continue along Highway 132 West (watch signs for Highway 15, Highway 137 and La Prairie).
Continue along Highway 15 South.
Turn left on Highways 219 and 221, also called Rang Sainte-Marguerite.
Continue along Highway 221.
Turn left onto Chemin de la 4e Ligne.
Turn right onto Rue Principale.
Turn left onto 61e Avenue. 
The destination is on your left.

Coming from Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu (Boulevard du Séminaire)

You are on Boulevard du Séminaire heading south.
Boulevard du Séminaire South becomes Rue Jacques-Cartier South.
Rue Jacques-Cartier South becomes Highway 223.
Turn left onto 61e Avenue.
The destination is on your left.

Coming from Sherbrooke (Highway 10)

You are on Highway 10 heading west.
Take Exit 29 to Highway 133.
Turn left onto Chemin des Patriotes and Highway 133 (signage for Highway 133 and Iberville).
Continue along Chemin des Patriotes East.
Turn left to get to Highway 35 North.
Take Exit 7-S to Highway 223 South and Boulevard du Seminaire South.
Turn right onto Boulevard du Séminaire andHighway 223 South.
Boulevard du Séminaire South becomes Rue Jacques-Cartier South.
Rue Jacques-Cartier South becomes Highway 223.
Turn left onto 61e Avenue.
The destination is on your left.

Coming from New York State (Highway I-87)

You are on Highway I-87 heading north.
When you enter Canada, Highway I-87 North becomes Highway 15 North.
Take Exit 6 to Highway 202 East for Hemmingford and St. Bernard de Lacolle.
Turn left on Highway 202 East.
Turn left on Highway 221 North.
Highway 221 North becomes Rue de l'Église
Turn right on Rue Richelieu.
Rue Richelieu becomes Highway 202 East.
Turn left on Highway 223 North.
Turn right on 61e Avenue.
The destination is on your left.

If you have a GPS device

Here is the address to enter on your device:

1 – 61st Avenue
Saint-Paul-de-l’Žle-aux-Noix
J0J 1G0

Directions to Fort Lennox National Historic Site of Canada

© Parks Canada

 

1 – 61st Avenue
Saint-Paul-de-l’Žle-aux-Noix
J0J 1G0

 

Type of Event:

We will be practicing our Drill, learning French Marching songs,  improving our skills with sabre, muskets, and bayonets,  perfecting NCO’s commands, and enjoying a pik-nik lunch.

 

Who is invited:

All Napoleonic Infantry, French or Coalition as well as British 1812 Infantry are invited.

Coalition & British units should come with their own NCO’s unless you want to learn the French Drill !

 

Cavalry Friendly?

Sorry, Fort Lennox is an island, and there is no way to bring horses to this event.  If Cavalry wishes to come dismounted to practice with the infantry… we’re happy to have you join us.

 

Family Friendly?

Children & spouses whether in period dress or not are welcome!

 

Description:

10:00 sharp, be ready to board the ferry

 

10:00-12:00  We will be practicing our Drill, learning French Marching songs,  improving our skills with sabre, muskets, and bayonets,  perfecting NCO’s commands, etc

 

12:00-12:45 lunch break

 

12:45-14:00 more drill and practice.  Q&A regarding uniforms, suttlers, other BN events,  plans for events in Europe, etc

 

14:00  end of the official event, but you are free to remain on the island to tour the Fort .

http://www.pc.gc.ca/lhn-nhs/qc/lennox/index.aspx

Food:

Bring your own Pik-Nik lunch and beverages. 

 

There will also be some wine, Baguettes & cheese provided by the Imperial Guard as an additional snack or to supplement anyone who is still hungry.

 

 

Accommodations:

Anyone wishing to spend Saturday night in Montreal, is welcome to stay for free at Victor’s house.  I have  plenty of extra bedrooms, just let me know in advance.

Link to list of hotels nearby

Straw, Water, Wood:

NA

 

Weapons, Powder, etc.:

Bring musket, bayonette, and sabre along with your giberne…. But no cartridges.  If we do any firing, cartridges will be provided to you.

 

Entertainment:

Erik would like us to improve our singing.

 

Special Preparations:

In case of heavy rain or thunder-showers, we will try to find an in-door alternative site, or the event will be cancelled.  Please confirm with Victor on the evening before the event.

 

Closest Airport:

Dorval/ Montreal, Pierre Trudeau Airport.  YUL

url of your airport if known

Fees or Stipends:

No fees or stipends..

 

Contact Info:

For more Information regarding this event, please contact: VICTOR EISER dit La Cuillere   

Victor.eiser@yahoo.com