Fort Montgomery State Historic Site will host The Chain that Saved the Colonies, as part of their Thursday Night Speaker, on Thursday, September 28, at 7 pm.
To stop the British from gaining control of the Hudson River during the American Revolution, Peter Townsend manufactured a Great Chain for the Continental Army at his Sterling Furnace and Forge. This chain was placed across the Hudson River at West Point.
“Doc” Bayne of the Friends of Sterling Forest will lead the presentation.
Thursday Night Speaker Series seating is by reservation only. Suggested Donation: $5, Members $3. The Series is sponsored by the Fort Montgomery Battle Site Association.
The Fort Montgomery State Historic Site is located at 690 Route 9W, Fort Montgomery.
For more information or to reserve a seat, call (845) 446-2134.
Photo: Links from West Point ’s Great Chain on display at Trophy Point, provided.
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