In conjunction with Toledo’s new National Museum of the Great
Lakes and Ramsey Brothers Restorations, the eighth
annual Toledo Antique & Classic Boat Show will take place at the
museum at 1701 Front St., Toledo, OH 43605 on Saturday and
Sunday, August 23 & 24, 2014. The show will take place from
9:00am – 5:00pm on Saturday and 9:00am-3:00pm on Sunday. NMGL
will be open during the same hours, but will close at 5pm in
The Antique & Classic Boat Show event is for people of
all ages to come and enjoy a day of re-living maritime history
on the Great Lakes and Maumee River. There will be dozens of
boats displayed on land and in the water ranging from the 1920’s
era through modern day replicas bearing historic names such as
Chris Craft, Dart, Gar Wood, and Lyman.
This year’s show will feature deck tours of the US Brig
Niagara. The U.S. Brig Niagara,
whose home port is Erie, Pennsylvania, is the reconstructed
relief flagship of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry.
On September 10, 1813, nine small ships, including
Niagara, defeated a British squadron of six vessels
in the Battle of Lake Erie. A pivotal event in the War of 1812,
it led to regaining Detroit, lost at the war’s outset, and
lifted the nation’s morale. Deck tours of the Niagara
will be available throughout the run of the Boat Show and are
included in the Explorer Ticket price.
A variety of marine vendors will be set up under a tent in the
park adjacent to the Col. James M. Schoonmaker Museum
Ship. Vendors will be selling books, artifacts and maritime
items to visitors. Food vendors will be available on site
throughout the weekend. For more information about the Boat
www.toledoboatshow.com or call 419.255.2628 (BOAT).
The Explorer Ticket, for just $15.00 per person, includes
admission to the Boat Show, the National Museum of the Great
Lakes, the Col. James M. Schoonmaker Museum Ship
and the US Brig Niagara. Admission to the Boat Show only
is $5.00. Children 6 and under are FREE! NMGL Members get FREE
Explorer tickets as part of their membership.