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Make a donation to support the troops at the
Bicentennial Battle of Lake Erie!
Crew Learn More
Enlist to represent one of the 557 original crew members that sailed out from Put-in-Bay to battle the British Navy. In September YOU can stand in their place and honor their service as crew members aboard one of the American Tall Ships Vessels during the re-enactment of this historic battle. Enlistment is open to women and men over the age of 18!
Volunteer Learn More
All volunteer positions are on land assisting with event coordination. There are no positions on the ships for volunteering. Available positions on the crew must be purchased on our Join the Crew page. Click the learn more button above to download the volunteer application.
Tours Learn More
Walk on board history with a tour aboard the US Brig Niagara
Fleet Learn More
Support the American Fleet and help to commemorate the Battle of Lake Erie Bicentennial. Each participant will receive a Battle of Lake Erie Bicentennial commemorative burgee and recognition on a permanent plaque located at Put-in-Bay, OH.
Militia Learn More
Those who wish to be involved in the event representing the land force, may sign on to be part of the militia.Militia members will receive a shirt and listing on permanent commemorative plaque, announced as infantry and be ceremony participants.
Battle of Lake Erie Events Preview
August 29, 2013
Day Tours / Reception
Tall Ships will arrive in the following ports for the Bicentennial Celebration with 18 ships across 9 ports:
Catawba Island Club,
Middle Bass Island,
August 30 – September 2
Tall Ships Festival with entertainment, re-enactors, arts, crafts, food & beverage in each of the ports listed above.
11am – Parade of Boaters in conjunction with the Navy & Coast Guard around Put-in-Bay, OH
2pm – The Ohio State Marching Band and Fireworks
September 2 (Labor Day)
Battle of Lake Erie Re-creation around Put-in-Bay, OH