Erie Maritime Museum

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The Erie Maritime Museum in Erie, Pa., is home to the reconstructed brig Niagara, famous for Commodore O.H. Perry’s defeat of the British near present-day Sandusky in the War of 1812. The museum has two floors of displays of lake history, and the Flagship Niagara League offers sails on the Niagara and the Lettie G. Howard. They also offer sailing training for adults and children. Tall ships will visit in late August.

The ships dock in Presque Isle Bay, formed by the Presque Isle peninsula that juts into Lake Erie.

See for information about the museum, the ships, and the August event. We enjoyed an evening sail on the Lettie G., with passengers hauling lines and taking the wheel.

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