Our Island

Battle of Lake Erie Bicentennial

August 29, to September 2, 2013

Join the area festivities at one of the largest celebrations in the history of Lake Erie and its western basin by including Kelleys Island as a Host for a Tall Ship!

In September 2013 Tall Ships representing the U.S./Great Britain will gather together for this celebration. Navy and crew members will board one of the Tall Ships setting sail to a re-enactment of the War of 1812’s Battle of Lake Erie at the actual battle site. A parade of sail will take place along the shorelines and in many of the host ports prior to the event.

Kelleys Island is a Host Port for a Tall Ship, which will be docked at Portside Marina. Visitors will be able to tour the ship for a nominal boarding fee and Pre-paid Day or Evening cruises will be scheduled accordingly. Everyone is invited to partake in island-wide festivities including a parade, music and entertainment, art and craft festival, food vendors and loads of fun for the entire family.

Kelleys Island participation in this celebration is made possible by a partnership of all island associations, businesses, groups, organizations and societies. All of us working together will create a 3-day event that will be enjoyed and remembered by all.

The Kelleys Island Tall Ship group handling all donations is: The Kelleys Island Historical Association. A separate Donation Form is printed on page 4 and available at various island businesses or by E-Mail request: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. The Donation Form with a check is tax deductible and should be marked: Kelleys Island 2013 Tall Ship Celebration. It should be mailed to:

Tall Ships 2013 Celebration
P.O. Box 783-F
Kelleys Island, OH 43438


A Tall Ship Celebration News Letter will be sent to all Donors to keep you informed of any upcoming information pertaining to this very important area-wide and island historical celebration. The next meeting for this important island venture will be on Sunday, Sept. 16, 4 p.m. at the Chamber Offices.

"Get On-Board Today !"

More Information

Kelleys Island 2013 Tall Ship Group Donation Form
General Information
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Original Oil Painting Raffle by Island Artist Joe Corso