PUT-IN-BAY, Ohio (AP) — A fleet of tall ships is ready to face off and re-enact the Battle of Lake Erie near the lake's Ohio islands.
The re-enactment is set to take place Monday afternoon on the lake's open waters northwest of South Bass Island.
There are 16 tall ships scheduled to take part. The event is expected to draw hundreds of boaters.
Many of the ships have been on display for tours and rides over the weekend as Ohio celebrates the bicentennial of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry's capture of a British fleet near Put-in-Bay.
It marked a turning point in the war, and secured U.S. control of the lake.