Winter/Spring 2016 Friends of Fort Stevens Newsletter
Sample of the newsletter follows:
SUMMER EVENTS: The Friends of Old Fort Stevens are planning on the usual events for the summer of 2016. They include the Memorial Day weekend Veteran’s Map-A-Thon, remembrance of the June 21, attack on Fort Stevens, the World War II special event over the third weekend of July, and the Labor Day weekend Civil War reenactment. Last but not least, the annual FOOFS picnic will be on September 16.
The cost is $6.00 per person and will be collected at the picnic. There will be great burgers and dogs with all the trimmings. This will be prepared and served by the 249th Living History Organization. (The $5.00 day use fee will be waived for attendees.) Reservations are welcome. Call 503.861.1470 or Email here!
Some Current and Recent FOOFS Projects:
Maintaining the Memorial Rose Garden
Supported funding of repairs for Battery 245 lighting
Funded a reprint of the Battery Russell brochure
Funding of weekend living history events for visitors
PLANTING CONTROLLED SUBMARINE MINES. On the Columbia River, from the time of the Spanish American War through 1901, the Corps of engineers was responsible for the planting and operation of the mine field. From 1901 through World War II, the Coast Artillery was in charge. It was a dangerous business in the Columbia River harbor with its swift tides and currents.