19th Century Technology has an interesting artistic mechanicalness to it that belies the fact that working conditions where hard, hot and off times dangerous. None the less there is a beauty in its structure.
During the War of 1812 The Battle of Longwoods was a minor skirmish in the back and forth action that marked the fighting in south western Upper Canada (Ontario). Neither the British nor Americans gained any strategic or tactical advantage over the other in this seesaw action as each side didn’t have the troops to exploit their respective successes. As a result this part of Upper Canada became a no man’s land. Each year historic re-enactors come together at the Longwoods Conservation
site to recreate this battle as well as sit around the came fire, tell tales, enjoy each other’s company and drink beer.