Casting call for Spanish Torchlight Tours

400-MATANZAS-SOLDIERSPeriod re-enactors are needed to interpret 1743 operations of the Spanish tower that stands guard over the Matanzas Inlet during an upcoming “Spanish Torchlight Tours” event planned for Saturday January 26, 2013 at the Fort Matanzas National Monument.

Ranger Chris Leverett is asking Historic City News readers interested in volunteering to sign up for this casting call before Wednesday January 23rd. Ranger Leverett can be contacted at (904) 471-0116.

“The year is 1743 and the Siege in 1740 is still fresh in the Spanish soldier’s minds,” Leverett told reporters. “The newly constructed watchtower has been completed and ready for some time; while the possibility of a British incursion still lingers.”

Those participating will man various assigned locations at the watchtower to assist the visiting guests from the city.

The first Torchlight Tour starts January 26th at 6:00 p.m. Volunteers need to show up any time before 5:00 p.m. “All are welcome to spend all day at the park if they want,” Leverett said.

Duty Stations:

Observation Tower:
Watch for possible threats.
(Any visible boats, if asked…They are fishermen).
Eyes for soldiers below.

Sergeant Quarters:
Monitor Ladder
Documentation of all supplies and log activities

Rotational shifts (if you all sleep pirates sneak in)
Who sleeps…when?
What’s to eat?
Games and skills on table

Duties of soldier you’re portraying, Sergeant, artillery, or infantry
Life at the outpost
Monitor stairs and help visitors find the steps
Cannon crews are not limited to those assigned to the Gundeck.
At time of firing, any Cannon School certified individual can crew the guns.

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