On Saturday August 11, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., artisans, re-enactors, sailors and marksmen will invade Greilickville to celebrate maritime history and the fur trade of the upper Great Lakes. Re-enactors and historians from around the Great Lakes region will be on hand to offer demonstrations in crafts, food, weapons, clothing and transportation. Attendees will be able to hear, smell and feel what it was like to live in the second-half of the 18th century in the wilds of the North, plus enjoy the opportunity to paddle a canoe and tour the armed sloop Welcome, which recently traveled to St. Joseph’s Island in Ontario, Canada, for the commemoration of the start of the War of 1812. The event will happen at Traverse City Light and Power's former coal dock near the Greilickville Harbor Park, across from the Discovery Center Campus and Great Lakes Children’s Museum. Activities and tours are free of charge. Want more information? Call the Maritime Heritage Alliance at 231-946-2647.