To stop the British invasion of the New England Colonies during the American Revolution, Peter Townsend manufactured a Great Chain at Sterling Forest for the Continental Army. The chain was placed across the Hudson River at West Point NY.
Join the Warwick Historical Society and Doc Bayne on Fri., Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. at the Old School Baptist Meeting House, located between Church St. and High St. in Warwick, for an eye opening presentation on how he discovered the forge in Sterling Forest that made the chain. Doc will share the history of the iron industry that started in 1736 in Sterling Forest and how the Sterling Forge was used to create the Great Chain that was placed across the Hudson.
Donald “Doc” Bayne has been interested in history since the age of eight. After a long career with Minolta, during which time he worked as a part time Forest Ranger for Sterling Forest State Park, Doc accepted the position of Environmental Educator and Historian for the park. Doc has acquired a vast knowledge of the forest, animals, Native Americans, and iron history.
Reservations are not required but are highly recommended. Call the Warwick Historical Society at 986-3236, ext 101 to reserve a space or check the website at www.whsny.org for more information.