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U.S. Navy marks War of 1812 bicentennial on Detroit River

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DETROIT (WJBK) -

A U.S. Navy frigate is in Detroit now through Sept. 10 to mark the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812.

War ships, including an exact replica of the Brig Niagara, are returning to the Detroit River for the Navy's Commemoration of the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 and Detroit Navy Week.

Michigan was a key area of conflict in the war, with U.S. and British land and naval forces clashing over control of what now is Canada.

More than one million people are expected to visit and view these ships to celebrate and learn more about American history and the role Detroit played in this significant battle. For more information on public tours and times, please visit www.1812Detroit.com.

Schedule of Events
All events take place on the riverfront unless noted. Most, but not all, will be free. The schedule is subject to change.

Sept. 5
9 a.m.-noon ESPN ship broadcast
10 a.m.-6 p.m. Navy Festival, GM Renaissance Center
11 a.m.-2 p.m. U.S. Navy or U.S. Marine Corps military band, GM Renaissance Center
Noon Ville de Quebec frigate arrives, Canada
Noon-5 p.m. USCGC Katmai Bay public tours
Noon-7 p.m. US Brig Niagara public tours
3-7 p.m. USS De Wert & USS Hurricane public tours
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Sept. 6
9 a.m.-noon ESPN ship broadcast
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Noon-4 p.m. USS De Wert public tours
Noon-5 p.m. USCGC Katmai Bay public tours
2-2:30 p.m. U.S. Coast Guard search-and-rescue demo
3-4:30 p.m. GM military country music concert with Darryl Worley

Sept. 9
8 a.m.-3 p.m. Chef Ahoy cooking competition, Edsel & Eleanor Ford House
10 a.m.-4 p.m. US Brig Niagara public tours
10 a.m.-tba Navy Festival, GM Renaissance Center
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. U.S. Navy or U.S. Marine Corps military band, GM Renaissance Center
Noon USS Hurricane returns to Detroit
Noon Detroit Lions game appearance
Noon-3 p.m. USCGC Katmai Bay public tours
Noon-7 p.m. USS De Wert public tours
5-7 p.m. 1812 Committee farewell event

Sept. 10

Noon Ville de Quebec frigate departure, Canada
1 p.m. USCGC Katmai Bay departure
1 p.m. USS Hurricane departure
1:30 p.m. USS De Wert departure
1:30 p.m. US Brig Niagara departure

- The Associated Press contributed to this report

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