This week they are celebrating Navy Week in the City of Detroit. They are also celebrating the 200th Anniversary of the War of 1812. Since the battles on the Great Lakes represented a huge victory for the fledgling US Navy, there are two US Naval vessels touring the Great Lakes this year. This marks the first time this has happened in 12 years.
Obviously my first ship is not a current US Navy vessel but it did play an important role in the War of 1812.
Like I said, it was pretty cool to see this ship. It was even cooler to see an example of a modern ship for comparison's sake.