Navy ships to visit Milwaukee to commemorate War of 1812

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By Jackie Loohauis-Bennett of the Journal Sentinel
July 13, 2012

Ships of the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Navy will call Milwaukee their temporary home in August as part of the Navy’s Commemoration of the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 and Navy Week.

The public can join in Navy outreach activities including tours of the ships. The frigate USS De Wert (FFG 45), the coastal patrol ship Hurricane (PC 3), the cutter USCGC Neah Bay (WTGB 105) and the Canadian frigate HMCS Ville de Québec (FFH-332) will be in Milwaukee from Aug. 8 to 14. The USS De Wert and USS Hurricane will be open for public visits from noon to 7 p.m. Aug. 9-12.

The USS De Wert, USCGC Neah Bay and HMCS Ville de Québec will be at the Port of Milwaukee Liquid Pier 5 and the USS Hurricane will be at the Discovery World Pier.

The ship visits will coincide with the Milwaukee Air and Water Show, Aug. 11-12.

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