Date(s) - 06/15/2019
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Rangers and volunteers combine Maritime history and science to educate on the history of the Lake Erie Islands and how science and the environment affected maritime history, such as the Battle of Lake Erie. During the camp, youth will learn about Boating Safety from the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, learn Sea Chanteys and try their hand at climbing the U.S. Brig Niagara’s “Royal Yard.” Explorers will also learn the time honored tradition of tying a Turkshead knot, attend a demonstration on rope making, and browse displays of vintage vessels, an ice boat and ice fishing equipment. Rangers in 1812 Military uniforms will give Historic Firearms (black powder) demonstrations and will fire the Park’s carronade. The US Brig Niagara has confirmed they will be in port for the weekend. A program on invasive species, a collection of rescued animals – including a bald eagle — and snakes will also be part of the camp experience. The program is free and teachers and youth organizations can enroll their students by calling the Park at 419-285-2184, extension 1229.