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Public meeting June 25 on Battle of Hook project

The first of several public meetings on a project to provide further research on the Battle of the Hook at Gloucester Point will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25, in the Community Room of the Gloucester Library, Main Street Center.

South River Heritage Consulting is working with Gloucester Parks, Recreation and Tourism on a grant-funded project through the National Park Service American Battlefield Protection Program. 

The project will include inventory research and documentation to identify probably locations of the engagements and sites related to the Battle of the Hook. Through a survey of historical documents and cultural landscape resources, South River Heritage Consulting hopes to provide a strategy for preservation planning, according to Recreation Superintendent Matthew Barber with Gloucester PRT.

The series of meetings comes as part of the requirements of the grant. The purpose of the June 25 meeting is to acquaint the public with the Battle of the Hook and inf...

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