TICONDEROGA, N.Y. (AP) - Groups of re-enactors have gathered at Fort Ticonderoga for a weekend event tied to the British capture of the French stronghold more than 250 years ago.
Re-enactors portraying British redcoats, Rogers Rangers and American provincial soldiers are camped out on the grounds of the historic site located on Lake Champlain's southern end in the eastern Adirondacks.
Saturday and Sunday's living history events recreate the British army's takeover of the fort after the French garrison retreated in July 1759, but not before they set off huge explosions that set parts of the fortification ablaze.
The fort's capture was a major turning point in Britain's eventual victory in the French and Indian War.
The re-enactors will hold musket firing demonstrations and show visitors how an 18th-century army transported supplies by boat.
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