In a foundry in Joseph, Oregon, the final coatings of protectant are being applied to an expressive bronze sculpture of Maj.-Gen Sir Isaac Brock.
During the week of March 9, when the finish has set and The General is fit to travel, he will be wrapped for protection, put into a shipping “cradle” and carefully loaded onto a flatbed truck for the 4,000-kilometre drive across the USA, into Canada and, ultimately, to his permanent home at Brock University.
The General is expected to arrive at the campus sometime during the week of March 16, and will be installed on a plinth in front of the Schmon Tower.
Dates and times will be announced as they become determined, and will be affected by factors such as weather conditions along the route.
Created by renowned Canadian artist Danek Mozdzenski, the sculpture was totally underwritten by a generous gift of more than $1 million by the late David S. Howes, a longtime supporter of Brock and former chair of its board of trustees.
The community is encouraged to watch this website for regular progress updates on The General’s Journey Home.