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United Kingdom trivia queation

Postby dutchman » Thu Jan 01, 2015 6:23 am

Okay folks, now don't run to the internet for this lets see what you got. The colony of New Ireland that we area all familiar with is a little Island in the Pacific. But the name was used once before on an attempted colony that didn't make it. Where was the first New Ireland colony attempted? :ugeek:

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Re: United Kingdom trivia queation

Postby dutchman » Fri Jan 02, 2015 4:58 am

Well not even a guess?

Okay here you go. "New Ireland" refers to a British colony centered at Castine Maine that existed for four years during the American Revolution and again for eight months during the War of 1812 when royal forces held parts of Eastern Maine. By googling "New Ireland, Maine", you can find info on it. There was even a battle between the Militia here in Maine and the British Redcoats. It went the way most of those battles did. The Militia thought better of it once they saw the Red Line and the muzzles of the Brown Bess muskets. The fight was over quick and only a few casualties before the Militia retreated.
They were within 40 miles of where I live now.
Just a little local trivia.

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Re: United Kingdom trivia queation

Postby dutchman » Sat Jan 03, 2015 2:42 pm

Okay, no more trivia questions I promise.

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Re: United Kingdom trivia queation

Postby Ricky » Sun Jan 04, 2015 7:17 am

Feel free - I only didn't answer because I haven't been online for a few days :)
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Re: United Kingdom trivia queation

Postby canambridge » Sun Jan 04, 2015 2:48 pm

And I hadn't a clue.


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