Ohio War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission
U.S. Navy War of 1812 Bicentennial Commemoration
Great Lakes Cruise: Cleveland Visit, August 27-September 4, 2012
The Navy plans to send ships into the Great Lakes during late Summer 2012,
to commemorate its part in the War of 1812.
On their tour of the Great Lakes, the three naval vessels will be joined by a Coast Guard cutter,
not yet designated, and possibly by the NIAGARA. Canada has also been invited to provide a vessel.
If they do participate, the latter two vessels might not visit all of the ports on the tour.
The ports to be visited are Milwaukee and Chicago in mid-August, then Toledo, Cleveland, Detroit, and
Buffalo, in that order. The Cleveland visit is scheduled for August 27-September 4.
The ships’ visit to Cleveland coincides with the Cleveland National Air Show, which takes place annually
over Labor Day weekend on the lakefront. The Navy ships will be open for public touring.