Re-enactors bringing to life the running battles for Bergen County around Hackensack

Another well done event by the Bergen County Historical Society highlighted by the Battoe ‘Moon’, a replica 18th Century bateau brought down to Hackensack by Cap’n Scott Monro. Nice to have a boat back at New Bridge Landing as the site is where it is not only because it was a convenient place to put a bridge across the Hackensack but also because it was a convenient landing for boats sailing up the river from New York.

The  Battoe rowed up from the New (and quite nice) launch site by the submarine Ling early on Saturday morning and back on Sunday.

Up at New Bridge Landing they had a number of re-enacted battles…Sunday afternoons crowds, thanks to a beautiful fall day, were impressive.

 

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Getting chased out of New Bridge by Rebels, RE-ENACTORS ON  BATTOE 'MOON' ON THE HACKENSACK RIVER. Photos by TOM HART/  FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER.
Getting chased out of New Bridge by Rebels, RE-ENACTORS ON BATTOE 'MOON' ON THE HACKENSACK RIVER. Photos by TOM HART/ FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER.
Firing the swivel gun to keep back them rebels. Photos by TOM HART/  FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER.
Firing the swivel gun to keep back them rebels. Photos by TOM HART/ FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER.
Rifleman on riverbank. Photos by TOM HART/  FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER.
Rifleman on riverbank. Photos by TOM HART/ FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER.
RE-ENACTORS ON  BATTOE 'MOON' ON THE HACKENSACK RIVER. Photos by TOM HART/  FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER.
RE-ENACTORS ON BATTOE 'MOON' ON THE HACKENSACK RIVER. Photos by TOM HART/ FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER.
crossing under the Farleigh Dickenson footbridge and conversing with 'natives, BATTOE 'MOON' ON THE HACKENSACK RIVER. Photos by TOM HART/  FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER.
crossing under the Farleigh Dickenson footbridge and conversing with 'natives, BATTOE 'MOON' ON THE HACKENSACK RIVER. Photos by TOM HART/ FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER.
Passing Farliegh's student hall, RE-ENACTORS ON  BATTOE 'MOON' ON THE HACKENSACK RIVER. Photos by TOM HART/  FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER.
Passing Farliegh's student hall, RE-ENACTORS ON BATTOE 'MOON' ON THE HACKENSACK RIVER. Photos by TOM HART/ FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER.
Passing the library as well, RE-ENACTORS ON  BATTOE 'MOON' ON THE HACKENSACK RIVER. Photos by TOM HART/  FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER.
Passing the library as well, RE-ENACTORS ON BATTOE 'MOON' ON THE HACKENSACK RIVER. Photos by TOM HART/ FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER.
Squirrel crossing the river...big swim for a little guy. No one told him it about the footbridge.  RE-ENACTORS ON  BATTOE 'MOON' ON THE HACKENSACK RIVER. Photos by TOM HART/  FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER.
Squirrel crossing the river...big swim for a little guy. No one told him it about the footbridge. RE-ENACTORS ON BATTOE 'MOON' ON THE HACKENSACK RIVER. Photos by TOM HART/ FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER.
Squirrel and RE-ENACTORS ON  BATTOE 'MOON' ON THE HACKENSACK RIVER. Photos by TOM HART/  FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER.
Squirrel and RE-ENACTORS ON BATTOE 'MOON' ON THE HACKENSACK RIVER. Photos by TOM HART/ FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER.
Passing University Plaza, RE-ENACTORS ON  BATTOE 'MOON' ON THE HACKENSACK RIVER. Photos by TOM HART/  FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER.
Passing University Plaza, RE-ENACTORS ON BATTOE 'MOON' ON THE HACKENSACK RIVER. Photos by TOM HART/ FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER.
Approaching Johinson Park and the home of tomhartphoto.com. Photos by TOM HART/  FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER.
Approaching Johinson Park and the home of tomhartphoto.com. Photos by TOM HART/ FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER.
RE-ENACTORS ON  BATTOE 'MOON' ON THE HACKENSACK RIVER passing the home of TomHartPhoto.com. Photos by TOM HART/  FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER.
RE-ENACTORS ON BATTOE 'MOON' ON THE HACKENSACK RIVER passing the home of TomHartPhoto.com. Photos by TOM HART/ FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER.
Passing the home of Tom Hart Photo where these very words are being typed (2nd window from top and left), RE-ENACTORS ON  BATTOE 'MOON' ON THE HACKENSACK RIVER. Photos by TOM HART/  FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER.
Passing the home of Tom Hart Photo where these very words are being typed (2nd window from top and left), RE-ENACTORS ON BATTOE 'MOON' ON THE HACKENSACK RIVER. Photos by TOM HART/ FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER.
Crossing under the Salem Street Bridge, RE-ENACTORS ON  BATTOE 'MOON' ON THE HACKENSACK RIVER. Photos by TOM HART/  FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER.
Crossing under the Salem Street Bridge, RE-ENACTORS ON BATTOE 'MOON' ON THE HACKENSACK RIVER. Photos by TOM HART/ FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER.
Crossing under the Salem Street Bridge, RE-ENACTORS ON  BATTOE 'MOON' ON THE HACKENSACK RIVER. Photos by TOM HART/  FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER.
Crossing under the Salem Street Bridge, RE-ENACTORS ON BATTOE 'MOON' ON THE HACKENSACK RIVER. Photos by TOM HART/ FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER.
touching off the swivel gun to salute the Ling. Photos by TOM HART/  FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER.
touching off the swivel gun to salute the Ling. Photos by TOM HART/ FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER.
With the Ling, RE-ENACTORS ON  BATTOE 'MOON' ON THE HACKENSACK RIVER. Photos by TOM HART/  FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER.
With the Ling, RE-ENACTORS ON BATTOE 'MOON' ON THE HACKENSACK RIVER. Photos by TOM HART/ FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER.
BRINGING  TO LIFE THE RUNNING BATTLES THAT OCCURRED IN BERGEN COUNTY DURING THE SPRING OF 1780.  Photos by TOM HART/  FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER.
BRINGING TO LIFE THE RUNNING BATTLES THAT OCCURRED IN BERGEN COUNTY DURING THE SPRING OF 1780. Photos by TOM HART/ FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER.
Crowds watching.  Photos by TOM HART/  FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER.
Crowds watching. Photos by TOM HART/ FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER.
Too loud?Photos by TOM HART/  FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER.
Too loud?Photos by TOM HART/ FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER.
Finishing off the wounded as was often done in Bergen county. Photos by TOM HART/  FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER.
Finishing off the wounded as was often done in Bergen county. Photos by TOM HART/ FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER.
Crowds watching...BRINGING  TO LIFE THE RUNNING BATTLES THAT OCCURRED IN BERGEN COUNTY DURING THE SPRING OF 1780.   Photos by TOM HART/  FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER.
Crowds watching...BRINGING TO LIFE THE RUNNING BATTLES THAT OCCURRED IN BERGEN COUNTY DURING THE SPRING OF 1780. Photos by TOM HART/ FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER.
BRINGING  TO LIFE THE RUNNING BATTLES THAT OCCURRED IN BERGEN COUNTY DURING THE SPRING OF 1780.  Photos by TOM HART/  FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER.
BRINGING TO LIFE THE RUNNING BATTLES THAT OCCURRED IN BERGEN COUNTY DURING THE SPRING OF 1780. Photos by TOM HART/ FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER.
Photos by TOM HART/  FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER.
Photos by TOM HART/ FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER.
Stealing cartidges from a 'dead' colonial...also probably realistic.
Stealing cartidges from a 'dead' colonial...also probably realistic.
BRINGING  TO LIFE THE RUNNING BATTLES THAT OCCURRED IN BERGEN COUNTY DURING THE SPRING OF 1780.  Photos by TOM HART/  FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER.
BRINGING TO LIFE THE RUNNING BATTLES THAT OCCURRED IN BERGEN COUNTY DURING THE SPRING OF 1780. Photos by TOM HART/ FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER.
Todd of the historical society addessing the troops and throngs. Photos by TOM HART/  FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER.
Todd of the historical society addessing the troops and throngs. Photos by TOM HART/ FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER.

 

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