Author, Richard Radune: Sound Rising: Long Island Sound in the War of 1812
Those of us, who live near its shores, delight in regularly viewing Long Island Sound and taking advantage of its beauty and opportunities for sailing, fishing, and swimming. However, many of us have never thought about the strategic importance of the sound and its influence on the course of history. Richard Radune, who wrote Sound Rising on this topic, will present these new perceptions on August 29, 2013, at 7 p.m., to the Friends of Fort Trumbull in the Conference Center at Fort Trumbull State Park. Mr. Radune will explore the critical role Long Island Sound played in The War of 1812.
Because of its many navigable rivers, coves, and small ports, Long Island Sound had many merchants, entrepreneurs, and seaman who constructed ship yards, built vessels of all types and engaged in all types of trade. Many of them also commanded naval vessels, privateers, and whaleboats. It is these daring men who not only sailed all over the world, but also amassed wealth through trade profits which was invested to help in the creation of the U.S. Navy, the development of the Port of New York, and Connecticut’s eventual transition into an industrial economy.
Mr. Radune, as he discusses Long Island Sound and The War of 1812, will present new insights on the importance of the Sound to America’s struggle during “The Second War for Independence”.
The meeting is open to the public and new members are always welcome. Be sure to visit our interesting gift shop from 6:30 to 7 p.m. before the meeting. For further information go to www.fortfriends.org