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Event teaches visitors about maple syrup harvest

Historic Point Basse annual Sugar Bush draws dozens of visitors Saturday in Saratoga

9:37 PM, Mar. 23, 2013
Michael Hitner and Beth Kitowski make pancakes for visitors during the annual Sugar Bush at Historic Point Basse on Saturday.
Michael Hitner and Beth Kitowski make pancakes for visitors during the annual Sugar Bush at Historic Point Basse on Saturday.
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Dozens of people turned out Saturday for Historic Point Basse's annual Sugar Bush weekend, designed to teach visitors about the art of tapping maple trees and harvesting sap to make into syrup or sugar.

The sap was not yet running during Saturday's event, but historical re-enactors including Joe Greco, also known as Baptiste Dubois, described how those living in the 18th and 19th centuries would accomplish the task of harvesting the sugar.

"This sap really wouldn't have been made into syrup because it was too hard to carry around, so it would've been made into sugar, which is a lot easier to ...

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