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July 18, 2013

Re-enactors to seize Derby Wharf this weekend

SALEM — The British are coming!

Re-enactors playing British troops from 1774 will camp overnight at Derby Wharf this weekend, run drills, give period cooking demonstrations and host a variety of family-friendly activities to show how 18th century soldiers lived and worked.

The encampment will run 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Salem Maritime National Historic Site at Derby Wharf. All events are free and open to the public.

The re-enactors — some of the best in Massachusetts, according to the National Park Service — will portray British Gen. Thomas Gage, his staff, troops and the legislators and civilians he met in Massachusetts in 1774, including John Adams.

For more information and a schedule of events, visit or call 978-740-1691.

— Bethany Bray

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