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This Halloween I look back to the Halloween of 1780 and the tragic tale of the HMS Ontario, which departed from Fort Niagara this day 239 years ago on route to Oswego, with 130 or more souls on board and loaded with a payroll of army gold. #Buffalo #WNY #History #Halloween
This is the height of the Revolutionary War, almost exactly one year before Cornwallis is defeated at Yorktown in October of 1781.
The HMS Ontario, at 80 feet long and with 22-guns, is the largest and most powerful warship on Lake Ontario (or any of the Great Lakes).
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Congrats to Joe McGreevy, #Clarence HS teacher, on the publication of his article on Asa Ransom's Tavern, "A Tavern Within the Trees," in the Winter 2019 Issue of @WNYHeritage wnyheritage.org/content/a_taveā€¦ @TheClarenceBee
Asa Ransom's Tavern:
- Built in 1799 (oldest residential structure in #WNY)
- Joseph Ellicott used as Holland Land Company Office
- Identified on Morris Purchase Map of 1801
- Mentioned in law creating #Buffalo in 1810
- Sheltered refugees fleeing the burning of Buffalo in 1813
Also, Theodosia Alston (Aaron Burr's daughter) stopped at Ransom's Tavern in 1801 on route to the first recorded honeymoon at #NiagaraFalls as noted by Joseph Ellicott. #Buffalo #BuffaloHistory
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1/ Here's a thread for the Thursday before Election Day - just 5 days to go. Today, I'll stop by @BradRiter's @TrendingBuffalo to record a somewhat traditional Election-eve podcast.
2/ A lot can happen in 5 days, but [shrug emoji] we go with what we have. Here's what we have right now in #WNY and #Buffalo.
3/ #NY27: no-brainer. The INcumbent is INdicted, IN hiding, INcorrigible, INtolerable, and IN custody. A vote for @Nate_McMurray is a vote for honor, responsive representation, & rule of law. Nate works hard, & will do the district proud; even when you may disagree. He'll listen.
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