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Unlock the Past, Sail on Niagara

Niagara Day Sail 2012

“Few experiences are more rare and majestic than the opportunity to witness first-hand a tall ship under full sail.”

The U.S. Brig Niagara is a replica of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry’s victorious relief flagship during the Battle of Lake Erie in the War of 1812.  In the modern age, she operates as a US coast Guard certified Sailing School Vessel (SSV.)  Through Niagara’s various sailing programs, members of the general public can experience the golden age of sail in an immersive environment.

Public Sails

When Niagara is in her home port of Erie, Pennsylvania, members of the general public can sign up to sail on-board.  Typical day sails include 4 hours of sailing on Presque Isle Bay and/ OR the open lake* (weather and time dependent*), history lectures and demonstrations. Participants must 12 years or older to sail on Niagara. Those between the ages of 12 to 16 yrs must be accompanied by an adult, and if in a group there must be one (1) adult for every five (5) minors.


What to Consider Before Sailing

Each day sail student must complete a registration/waiver form and return it to us before your sail. Once this registration/waiver form is filled out completely and signed, you may:

Email it to


Mail it to 150 E Front St. Ste 100, Erie, PA 16507 Attn: Day Sails,


Fax it to us at 814.455.6760 Attn: Day Sails.

***Please note that day sail students ages 12 to 17 years old must have a parent/guardian also sign their registration/waiver form.

Day Sail Student Registration Form


For more information contact our Day Sail Department at 814.452.2744 ext 205 or


School Sails

As part of the Erie Maritime Museum’s commitment to outreach and education, Niagara offers educational sailing experiences to school groups, encouraging students to explore Erie’s maritime heritage and understand the science of sailing.


Maximum capacity on-board: 60 day sail students, including teachers/ chaperones.

Student groups 12 to 16 years old must have one (1) adult per five (5) students.


For more information contact 814.452.2744 ext. 226 or


Corporate Sails

Niagara’s corporate sails offer a one of a kind team building experience for you and your employees.  Niagara’s structured curriculum builds cooperation by encouraging your employees to work together in a unique environment.


For more information contact 814.452.2744 ext. 205 or