TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) - Preparations are underway to help honor the U.S. Navy in the Glass City, as 'Toledo Navy Week' is set for August 20-27.
Five hundred sailors and 5 ships will be coming to town, which will allow people to tour historic ships and commissioned vessels currently in service.
The event will provide promotional opportunities for the Navy, as part of its tour to commemorate the bicentennial of the War of 1812.
"The War of 1812 is significant in American history, even though it's one of the least recognized wars, it really gave birth to the modern U.S. Navy. We built 6 frigates, held off a much superior British Navy to preserve our independence", said U.S. Navy Captain Bill Seaman.
The ships scheduled to visit Toledo include the USS DeWert, the US Brig Niagara, the USS Hurricane, the Coast Guard Cutter Mobile Bay, and the HMCS Ville de Quebec from Canada. All are to be docked either at International Park or next to the Port Authority office by the King Bridge.