Battle of Lake Erie Bicentennial
The Battle of Lake Erie, which took place near South Bass Island, is remembered for being a key turning point in the War of 1812. Oliver Hazard Perry led the U.S. Naval fleet to its first-ever victory over the British navy.
The Battle of Lake Erie Bicentennial Celebration will bring together hundreds of thousands of people from the U.S., Canada and abroad. The two-week Celebration will include a large fleet of Tall Ships in a historic reenactment of the Battle of Lake Erie, a grand Parade of Sail and Port Festivals in waterfront cities in the U.S. and Canada. Visitors will be able to tour the Ships, enlist as Crew Members in the reenactment, or be part of the Bicentennial Fleet or Militia.