Fort re-enacts Night of the Shark



Hudson’s Bay — More than 150 volunteers spent six hours Sept. 17 re-enacting the Night of the Shark at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. The historic re-enactment timeline began pre-World War II and traveled back to the night of Sept. 13, 1846, when the USS Shark shipwrecked on a sandbar at the mouth of the Columbia River. Volunteers portrayed historic characters including soldiers, officers, villagers, kitchen crew, blacksmiths, carpenters, traders, and Métis, people of half European and half Native American descent. To see photos of the event visit