USS Niagara

The Maumee river is still sometimes host to wooden ships with sails!  While not working in the commercial trade capacity or in battle, these historic interpretations are important for all people to understand how shipping on the Great Lakes used to look, and how it worked.  This is the Brig Niagara, visiting Toledo in 2012 for a Tall Ship Festival.  This rendition of the Niagara was built in 1988 and was based on the remains of the War of 1812 vessel that had been recovered from Misery Bay in Erie, PA in 1913.  This ship, now a sail training vessel, is a common sight around Lake Erie during the summer months.


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