Sail on a Tall Ship to Celebrate the Battle of Lake Erie Bicentennial


The Ship


The Crew


The Crew at Work

There is no better way to spend the afternoon then setting sail on the tall ship Halie & Matthew.  She leaves her slip by the Jet Express Dock and sails for 90 minutes on beautiful Lake Erie. The Captain and crew are eager to share their experiences of life on the ship.  Halie & Matthew is constructed of a solid fiberglass hull, steel masts and mahogany interior. She has done whale-watching tours, Boy Scout day trips, and helped with relief efforts in Haiti.  This September 2, she will participate in the Battle of Lake Erie Reenactment.  On Sunday, 25 August, you can join the crew for a day-sail from Put-in-Bay.  You will not be disappointed if you step on the deck and  let the sails do the work.  Capture the flavor and energy of American history right here at Put-in-Bay!

  • The Halie & Matthew is a two-masted, Gaff-rigged schooner, replicating the design of a 19th century New England fishing schooner.
  • She was launched in 2005, combining the elegant lines of her traditional rig and design with the best of modern materials.
  • The Halie & Matthew is named after the grandchildren of her builder.
  • Captain Bruce and Karen Randall will sail her alongside their Tall Ship Windy.

Halie & Matthew sails from the Fox dock at 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm, 5pm .  Adults $45, children under age ten $20.
Tall ship Windy sails from Dock C at Noon, 2 pm, 4 pm. Prices are as above.


Photos by Donna Marie Steinbach