Tall Ships Challenge

Privateer LYNXAlthough it began last year, the bicentennial commemoration of the War of 1812 will show its real fire power in Summer 2013, when Tall Ships America’s bi-national TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE series of tall ship races and family friendly public maritime festivals sets sail throughout the Great Lakes. In collaboration with local port organizers, Tall Ships America has scheduled visits from members of a fleet of 25 world-class tall ships to 22 United States and Canadian communities. The festivities begin on June 14-16 with the Brockville, ON TALL SHIPS 1812 Tour and culminate September 6-8 with the Tall Ships Erie event in Erie, PA, but not before a historic re-enactment of the 200th Anniversary of the Battle of Lake Erie in Put-in-Bay, OH on September 2.

“Two countries, five Great Lakes, over 25 participating tall ships, 22 port appearances, five races, and millions of visitors—this is our biggest TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE series to date in terms of ports, impact and numbers,” said Tall Ships America Executive Director Bert Rogers.

Learn more at Tall Ships America