These are pictures from the Rabble in Arms event at the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum and at Vergennes, Vermont. This was the 225th anniversary of Carleton's Raid on Vergennes, and was held from August 22 to August 24. All of the pictures were taken by David Manthey.
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|Captain Eric shortly after we began sailing the Philadelphia II||Krissy the helmsman||The crew before the mast||The sail. Even on a small ship such as this, the sail is impressive||Reb with a mouthful of nuts|
|The heavily overloaded bateau Skweade, captained by Craig Russell||Another view of the soldiers being transported by the Skweade||Two other laden bateaux||All of the bateaux served as troop transports|
|The bateaux were reasonably varied||The Philadelphia II preparing to leave dock||An unladen bateaux in front of Vergenne's falls||The bateau Perserverence with Craig in the foreground||The Philadelphia II in front of the falls|
|The Philadelphia II in front of the falls||Dale and Kris watch Sunday's battle||Captain Eric stands at the sidelines||The women and children flee||The homestead begins to burn|
|The British walk by the smoldering homestead||The fire is fuel rich|
|The buildings are consumed|
|The buildings collapse|
|Not much remains||The British fall back in good order|
|The British seen through the smoke||The Americans chase after the British|