Detroit Navy Week

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12:04 am
Thu September 6, 2012

Navy Week sails into Detroit to celebrate War of 1812 bicentennial

The USS De Wert approaches Detroit.
US Navy via ourflagwasstillthere.org

The US Navy’s past and present is on display in Detroit this week.

Detroit is just one “Navy Week” stop on a Great Lakes tour commemorating the War of 1812.

The war pitting the newly-independent US against Great Britain was more or less a draw—though it’s seen very differently just across the border in Windsor, Ontario.

But everyone agrees that the war gave birth to the modern US Navy.

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