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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


All persons sailing must complete a waiver form (an e-waiver) before the sail. The link below can be emailed so that each person in your party can sign their waiver. Please note that minors will also need to fill out a waiver which their parent/guardian must also sign:


If you would rather fill out a hard copy of the waiver, please see the .pdf link below, and return it to us before the date of the sail by mail, fax, or scan and email at the contact information listed at the top of the waiver:

Niagara Day Sail Waiver 2017 pdf


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. 205 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