WHEN: Ships arrive 12:30 to 4 p.m. Wednesday; festival runs Thursday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with dockside viewing available until 7 p.m.
WHERE: International Park and the Owens-Illinois basin.
TICKETS: $12 in advance and $15 at the gate. (Huntington customers will receive $3 off at the gate with proof of an account with the bank.) Children 9 and younger are free. Patrons will wear wristbands that will grant them admission to the International Park and O-I basin locations. Admission to the Boyer lake freighter museum ship is included in the gate price. Advance tickets may be purchased at the Toledo Sports Arena from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, or through Ticketmaster charge-by-phone at 419-474-1333 or online at www.ticketmast|er.com (processing fees apply on Ticketmaster purchases).
PARKING: Parking in International Park is restricted mostly to sponsors, security, vendors, entertainers, patrons with disabilities, staff, volunteers, and others. Parking will be available at the Toledo Sports Arena across Main Street from the entrance to International Park as well as at Waite High School and Optimist Park in East Toledo, all downtown parking garages, and at the Owens Corning corporate headquarters lot (on the weekend only). Free shuttle buses will be provided between these lots and the festival.
WATER TAXIS: This service will operate between the O-I basin, the foot of Jefferson Street on the river, and behind Owens Corning to The Docks restaurant complex at International Park for a cash-only fee of $2 per adult and $1 per child one-way.
DAY SAILS: Two ships, the Red Witch and the Appledore IV, will offer day sails of 90 minutes. For schedules, rates, or reservations, call the Red Witch at 419-734-0734 and the Appledore IV at 989-893-1222.