U.S. Brig Niagara sets sail into summer season

The U.S. Brig Niagara sets sail Tuesday morning on its first voyage of the summer season.

The Niagara will sail the open waters 11 times this season.

The Flagship Niagara also announced Tuesday the continued partnership with Erie Beer Company and Labatt USA.

This year, the proceeds from the "Dobbins Blonde Ale," will benefit restoration and keeping the Niagara sailing.

Shawn Waskiewicz, executive director of the Flagship Niagara League, says, "We've been sailing for 25 years. The Niagara's not going to get any younger. There's more things that pop up each year, but with the support of people like Erie Beer, we'll continue sailing for another 25 years."

Dean Jones, Labatt USA Pilot Brewmaster, says,  "More of a true crafty kind of pale ale with citrus, mosaic and cascade hops that add that citrus flavor and aroma and character back to that blonde ale that was incredibly popular three years ago. Get a nice chance to support the Niagara, so it's a lot of fun."

Day sails are also available to the public on the Niagara. You can book your stop here: http://www.flagshipniagara.org/us-brig-niagara/public-day-sails/.

Tall Ships Erie will also return to the Bayfront in 2019.


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