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200th Anniversary of the Battle of Lake Erie

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Rear Admiral Joseph Horn lays a wreath in Lake Erie during a ceremony commemorating the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Lake Erie, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013.

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Commander John Kelly of the Royal Navy tosses a wreath into Lake Erie.

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Blanca Alvarez Stransky, superintendent of Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial, tosses a wreath into Lake Erie.

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Spectators sail along with the US Brig Niagara.

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Lt. Colonel Andrew Heale of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment speaks during a ceremony aboard the US Brig Niagara.

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A wreath floats in Lake Erie after being thrown from the US Brig Niagara.

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Smoke fills the deck of the US Brig Niagara as it fires a cannonade.

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Spectators watch as a cannonade is fired.

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Christopher Perry Austin, left, Dearborn Heights, MI., speaks with volunteer sailor Pat Federici on the US Brig Niagara.

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British re-enactors march past the Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial.

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Blanca Alvarez Stransky, superintendent of Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial, left, Frank Melhorn, Toledo, listen as Rev. Mary Staley of St. Paul's Episcopal Church at Put-in-Bay recites the same prayer recited by sailor Perry's sailors 200 years ago.

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Jennifer Yaw, Put-in-Bay, photographs the tall ship Denis Sullivan as she rides aboard the US Brig Niagara.

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The sun beats down the the US Brig Niagara.

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Debby Parker sings the National Anthem aboard the US Brig Niagara.

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Cpl. Steven Donegan of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment plays Taps aboard the US Brig Niagara.

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Andrew Bova, Perrysburg, plays Amazing Grace.

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Thomas Netz, Walbridge, rides aboard the US Brig Niagara. Mr. Netz recited a Native American prayer on the ship.

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The US Brig Niagara arrives at Put-in-Bay following a ceremony commemorating the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Lake Erie.

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Flags representing three American and three British officers buried on the island follow a procession to Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial.

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An 1812 color guard marches to Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial.

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Naval Sea Cadets fold up a large "Don't Give Up The Ship" flag.

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Gov. John Kasich speaks during a ceremony commemorating the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Lake Erie.

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