By Carol McCracken (Post # 2,669)
The first annual Port Mile – an open water swim to benefit Fort Gorges – is set for Saturday, August 13th at 7:00 am. The event takes place at East End Beach off the Eastern Promenade near the site of the Fort itself. Supporters are asked to sponsor a swimmer for the race. The event is hosted by the Friends of Fort Gorges – a non-profit that is working to save the historic location from additional deterioration and make it into a first class destination spot. Former Hill resident Paul Drinan is the Executive Director of the Friends.
Volunteers are needed for the event to help in many aspects of the race.
Registration for the event closes on Wednesday, August 10th. So if you haven’t registered yet, don’t delay! Time is passing. Please register at wwwportmile.com to participate in this important event to help save a historic piece of local history.
The Fort was built between 1858 and 1864 and encompasses 6 acres off East End Beach. No battles wwere fought there nor were any troops ever stationed there. The Fort is named for an Englishman who never set foot here, but he did have ambitious plans to develop the area.
For information on volunteering, please contact Paul at: firstname.lastname@example.org