June 20 - June 21
Perry’s Victory & International Peace Memorial Rangers and volunteers present a Maritime Exposition that will combine the history of the Lake Erie Islands, science and the environment. Youth participating in the camp will learn about Boating Safety from the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and try their hand at climbing the U.S. Brig Niagara’s “Royal Yard”
Demonstrations on rope making, knot tying will be presented as well as the opportunity to browse displays of vintage vessels, an iceboat, and ice fishing equipment. Rangers in 1812 Military uniforms will give Historic Firearms (black powder) demonstrations and will fire the Park’s carronade.
Join Put-in-Bay locals and visitors of Put-in-Bay as we welcome the US Brig Niagara for the 2nd Annual Put-in-Bay Maritime Celebration. This historic replica is traditionally found at the port in Erie, PA, but she will be OURS for one weekend this summer. Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry commanded the original relief vessel and was a key element to the success of the War of 1812. Now, this replica’s use is exhibition and sailing training.
The US Brig Niagara has announced they will be at Put-in-Bay for the weekend. There will also be a program on invasive species, a collection of rescued animals – including a bald eagle — and snakes. This weekend will be followed by the annual Put-in-Bay Pirate Fest!