During the Bicentennial celebrations of the War of 1812, historians will be telling a 19th Century story using 21st Century technology. Arizona travel writer Stacey Wittig was invited — by the Navy — to report on the celebration during NOLA Navy week in Louisiana.
In what would have taken 100s of hours
In what would have taken 100s of hours — for the artist to painstakingly create the image, for the engraver to make the etchings, for the plates to be delivered to the presses, for the presses to run the image and then be delivered to the viewer by horse or foot — in the 19th century, today I can download the image from the Navy’s art collection, add it to my blog and send a message via email, phone or Facebook to you in a matter of minutes. Ah, yes, 21st century technology!
I am looking forward to pointing my phone at a tall masted sailing ship — similar to the CHESAPEAKE — whilst I visit New Orleans for the NOLA Navy Week in celebration of the War of 1812. Then I can snap a photo, download it to my blog and send it to you immediately. So subscribe to my blog now. And then you’ll be updated as soon as I post those photos and more coverage on the events.
NOLA Navy Week
Read about the largest concentration of Naval vessels ever seen in the New Orleans port. It all happened during NOLA Navy Week and the War of 1812 Bicentennial.
“Unstoppable Stacey” Wittig is an Arizona travel writer who loves historic travel. Follow her adventures as she searches for War of 1812 history in New Orleans, Louisiana. You’ll be surprised at what she didn’t know about largest concentration of Naval vessels ever seen in the New Orleans port before she visited other parts of Louisiana.
Learn more about NOLA Navy Week — April 17-23, 2012 — at http://nolanavyweek.com