Windy at Chicago Maritime Festival!

Last Saturday, Windy joined in for the Chicago Maritime Festival!  With shanty sings, performances, lectures, and discussion, the festival became a lively celebration of the maritime tradition of Chicago and the Great Lakes.

As part of the festival’s programming, a group of Windy’s historical interpreters presented a sneak peek of a new sail to debut on Windy this July!

War on the Water – The Battle of Lake Erie:
It was September 12th, 1813, just off of Put-in-Bay in Lake Erie.  War came to our beautiful Great Lakes, and a young surgeon was caught in the middle.   This dramatic re-telling transports audiences to what most historians agree to be the defining struggle of the United States of America.

The 10-minute excerpt was performed for a standing-room-only crowd!  A talk-back with Artistic Director Orion Couling followed.

Find out more about the Chicago Maritime Festival here.

Thanks to all who came out!  We hope to see you next year!

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