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Burning of the Ships

May 13, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Essex’s Annual Burning of the Ships Day commemorates one of the worst events in the town’s history- the fateful night in April, 1814 when a company of Royal Marines landed at the foot of Main Street and proceeded to burn all of the ships moored and being built on the ways around town.

The highlight of the celebration is a parade of fife and drum corps down Main St., led by Essex’s own Sailing Masters of 1812.

There will be a Commemoration at the foot of Main Street.

The Museum will be open to visitors from 10:00am to 5:00pm


May 13, 2023
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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