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Published: 8/23/2012 - Updated: 1 year ago


Navy Week: Ships arrive in Toledo

Various naval ships floated down the Maumee River Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, as Toledo continued its Navy Week festivities. Some of the ships arriving downtown were the U.S. Brig Niagara, USS Hurricane, the USS De Wert, and the Canadian frigate HMCS Ville de Quebec. CLICK ANY IMAGE TO VIEW FULL PHOTO, START SLIDE SHOW.

The USS De Wert receives an escort from a United States Coast Guard vessel as it makes it's way towards the mouth of the Maumee River. The Toledo Lighthouse can be seen in the background. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The USS De Wert receives an escort from a United States Coast Guard vessel as it makes it's way towards ...
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A pleasure boat heads out into Lake Erie to get a look at the USS De Wert as it powers towards Toledo. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A pleasure boat heads out into Lake Erie to get a look at the USS De Wert as it powers towards Toledo.
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The Brig Niagara heads up the Maumee River towards Toledo, Thursday. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The Brig Niagara heads up the Maumee River towards Toledo, Thursday.
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The frigate USS De Wert is pulled up the Maumee River in Toledo by a tugboat. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The frigate USS De Wert is pulled up the Maumee River in Toledo by a tugboat.
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The frigate USS De Wert is pulled up the Maumee River in Toledo by a tugboat. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The frigate USS De Wert is pulled up the Maumee River in Toledo by a tugboat.
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The frigate USS De Wert is pulled by tug boats up the Maumee River in Toledo, Thursday. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The frigate USS De Wert is pulled by tug boats up the Maumee River in Toledo, Thursday.
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Sailors line the deck of the frigate USS De Wert on the Maumee River. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Sailors line the deck of the frigate USS De Wert on the Maumee River.
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Spectators line the Martin Luther King, Jr., Bridge to watch the frigate USS De Wert make its way up the Maumee River toward downtown Toledo. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Spectators line the Martin Luther King, Jr., Bridge to watch the frigate USS De Wert make its way up the ...
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Tugboats guide the frigate USS De Wert into a dock along the Maumee River. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Tugboats guide the frigate USS De Wert into a dock along the Maumee River.
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The U.S. Brig Niagara, followed by the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Mobile Bay, USS Hurricane, makes its way up the Maumee River from Lake Erie. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The U.S. Brig Niagara, followed by the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Mobile Bay, USS Hurricane, makes its way ...
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The U.S. Brig Niagara, followed by the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Mobile Bay, USS Hurricane, and frigate HMCS Ville de Quebec, makes its way up the Maumee River. The frigate USS De Wert, left, has already docked. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The U.S. Brig Niagara, followed by the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Mobile Bay, USS Hurricane, and frigate HMCS ...
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The U.S. Brig Niagara passes through the Martin Luther King., Jr. Bridge near downtown. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The U.S. Brig Niagara passes through the Martin Luther King., Jr. Bridge near downtown.
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The  U.S. Brig Niagara makes its way up the Maumee River toward International Park. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The U.S. Brig Niagara makes its way up the Maumee River toward International Park.
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The U.S. Brig Niagara fires its canon as it arrives on the Maumee Riverr.  The ship is here for Navy Week events commemorating the bicentennial of the War of 1812. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The U.S. Brig Niagara fires its canon as it arrives on the Maumee Riverr. The ship is here for ...
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The Brig Niagara heads under the Veteran's Glass City Skyway Bridge. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The Brig Niagara heads under the Veteran's Glass City Skyway Bridge.
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The  U.S. Brig Niagara, followed by the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Mobile Bay, USS Hurricane, makes its way up the Maumee River. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The U.S. Brig Niagara, followed by the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Mobile Bay, USS Hurricane, makes its way up the Maumee River.
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The  U.S. Brig Niagara, right, passes the frigate USS De Wert, docked on the  Maumee River. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The U.S. Brig Niagara, right, passes the frigate USS De Wert, docked on the Maumee River.
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The U.S. Brig Niagara, upper right, leads the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Mobile Bay and USS Hurricane up the Maumee River. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The U.S. Brig Niagara, upper right, leads the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Mobile Bay and USS Hurricane up the Maumee River.
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The U.S. Brig Niagara prepares to dock at International Park near the James M. Schoonmaker on the Maumee River. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The U.S. Brig Niagara prepares to dock at International Park near the James M. Schoonmaker on the Maumee River.
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The Canadian frigate HMCS Ville de Quebec,  passes through the Craig Bridge over the Maumee River as it heads toward downtown Toledo. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The Canadian frigate HMCS Ville de Quebec, passes through the Craig Bridge over the Maumee River as it heads toward ...
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Spectators watch as the USS De Wert docks along the Maumee River Thursday. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Spectators watch as the USS De Wert docks along the Maumee River Thursday.
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Tamia Land, a Cushing Company 2nd U.S. Artillery re-enactor, prepares to clean her cannon after firing in volley with the U.S. Brig Niagara. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Tamia Land, a Cushing Company 2nd U.S. Artillery re-enactor, prepares to clean her cannon after firing in volley ...
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Seaman Travis Steer of Rossford, Ohio, sits on the flying bridge of the coastal patrol craft USS Hurricane and plays his guitar. Seaman Steer and the USS Hurricane arrived in Toledo Thursday for Navy Week. Enlarge Seaman Travis Steer of Rossford, Ohio, sits on the flying bridge of the coastal patrol craft USS Hurricane and plays ...
Toledo Fire and Rescue Department firefighter Pvt. Brian Screptock watches from the department's boat as the USS De Wert is towed up the Maumee River. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Toledo Fire and Rescue Department firefighter Pvt. Brian Screptock watches from the department's boat as the USS De Wert is ...
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United States Navy MC1 Todd Stafford photographs the USS De Wert as it's towed into Toledo. Enlarge | Buy This Photo United States Navy MC1 Todd Stafford photographs the USS De Wert as it's towed into Toledo.
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Capt. Hector Solis of the Toledo Fire and Rescue Department activates a water canon as they lead the USS De Wert into Toledo. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Capt. Hector Solis of the Toledo Fire and Rescue Department activates a water canon as they lead the USS De Wert into Toledo.
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Tug boats move the USS De Wert into position as it prepares to dock. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Tug boats move the USS De Wert into position as it prepares to dock.
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Spectators watch and photograph naval ships from International Park as they arrive in Toledo. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Spectators watch and photograph naval ships from International Park as they arrive in Toledo.
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Jack Petersen of Toledo waits for naval ships to arrive at International Park. Mr. Petersen was there to honor his father, Svend Petersen, who served on the U.S.S. Augusta during the invasion of Normandy. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Jack Petersen of Toledo waits for naval ships to arrive at International Park. Mr. Petersen was there to honor his ...
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A United States Coast Guard vessel patrols the Maumee River  as the USS De Wert is tied up at One Maritime Plaza. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A United States Coast Guard vessel patrols the Maumee River as the USS De Wert is tied up at One Maritime Plaza.
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Sailors on the USS De Wert help dock at One Maritime Plaza. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Sailors on the USS De Wert help dock at One Maritime Plaza.
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Cooper Kruse, 5, of Toledo plays with a toy boat as naval ships arrive for Navy Week Thursday. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Cooper Kruse, 5, of Toledo plays with a toy boat as naval ships arrive for Navy Week Thursday.
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Owen Kruse, 3, of Toledo plays with a toy boat as naval ships arrive in Toledo. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Owen Kruse, 3, of Toledo plays with a toy boat as naval ships arrive in Toledo.
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The U.S. Brig Niagara heads under the Veteran's Glass City Skyway Briege and up the Maumee River. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The U.S. Brig Niagara heads under the Veteran's Glass City Skyway Briege and up the Maumee River.
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The U.S. Brig Niagara travels down the Maumee River toward the Martin Luther King, Jr., Bridge. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The U.S. Brig Niagara travels down the Maumee River toward the Martin Luther King, Jr., Bridge.
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The U.S. Brig Niagra passes under the Martin Luther KIng Jr. Bridge as it heads toward International Park. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The U.S. Brig Niagra passes under the Martin Luther KIng Jr. Bridge as it heads toward International Park.
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Water shoots from a canon on the Toledo Fire and Resuce Department's Marine 1 as the USS Hurricane steams under the Veteran's Glass City Skyway. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Water shoots from a canon on the Toledo Fire and Resuce Department's Marine 1 as the USS Hurricane steams under ...
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The U.S. Brig Niagra arrives in downtown Toledo for Navy Week. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The U.S. Brig Niagra arrives in downtown Toledo for Navy Week.
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Spectators watch as the U.S. Brig Niagara pulls into Toledo. The ship was part of the battle on Lake Erie in the War of 1812. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Spectators watch as the U.S. Brig Niagara pulls into Toledo. The ship was part of the battle on Lake Erie in the War of 1812.
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A rowing crew steers past the U.S. Brig Niagara on the Maumee River. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A rowing crew steers past the U.S. Brig Niagara on the Maumee River.
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Left to right USCG Chief Warrant Officers Mike Mitchell and Greg Miller greet Mayor Mike Bell near the U.S. Brig Niagara. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Left to right USCG Chief Warrant Officers Mike Mitchell and Greg Miller greet Mayor Mike Bell near the U.S. Brig Niagara.
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The USS Hurricane travels down the Maumee River past the Martin Luther King, Jr., Bridge. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The USS Hurricane travels down the Maumee River past the Martin Luther King, Jr., Bridge.
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The U.S.S. Hurricane arrives for the start of Navy Week Thursday, 08/23/12,  in Toledo, Ohio. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The U.S.S. Hurricane arrives for the start of Navy Week Thursday, 08/23/12, in Toledo, Ohio.
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Spectators at International Park try to get a better look at the naval ships as they pull into downtown Toledo Thursday. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Spectators at International Park try to get a better look at the naval ships as they pull into downtown Toledo Thursday.
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Water shoots from a canon on the Toledo Fire and Rescue Department's Marine 1. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Water shoots from a canon on the Toledo Fire and Rescue Department's Marine 1.
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The U.S. Brig Niagara prepares to dock near the Col. James M Schoonmaker. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The U.S. Brig Niagara prepares to dock near the Col. James M Schoonmaker.
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Chris and Mimi Baxtor of Rising Sun, Ohio, watch from Promenade Park as the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Mobile Bay travels down the Maumee River. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Chris and Mimi Baxtor of Rising Sun, Ohio, watch from Promenade Park as the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Mobile ...
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The U.S. Brig Niagra docks near International Park. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The U.S. Brig Niagra docks near International Park.
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The USS Hurricane moves up the Maumee River past downtown Toledo. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The USS Hurricane moves up the Maumee River past downtown Toledo.
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Spectators watch from the side of the Maumee River as ships make their way into Toledo. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Spectators watch from the side of the Maumee River as ships make their way into Toledo.
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The HMCS Vile de Quebec, right, ties up along side the USS De Wert at One Maritime Plaza in downtown Toledo. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The HMCS Vile de Quebec, right, ties up along side the USS De Wert at One Maritime Plaza in downtown Toledo.
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A U.S. Coast Guard boat patrols the Maumee River making sure that smaller boats don't get too close to the larger ships as they travel.E Enlarge | Buy This Photo A U.S. Coast Guard boat patrols the Maumee River making sure that smaller boats don't get too close to ...
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Sailors from the USS De Wert, left, help sailors from the HMCS Vile de Quebec, right, tie up their ship at One Maritime Plaza. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Sailors from the USS De Wert, left, help sailors from the HMCS Vile de Quebec, right, tie up their ship ...
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