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PUT-IN-BAY, Ohio -- Over a dozen tall ships will meet up on Labor Day to re-enact the Battle of Lake Erie and commemorate the War of 1812.

Many of the ships will be on display for tours and rides over the entire weekend on Ohio's Lake Erie islands.

The battle will take place on the lake's open waters about 16 miles northwest of South Bass Island.

There are 16 tall ships scheduled to take part.

Boaters will be able to get a close look at the re-enactment while those on land can still take part in tours and other events marking the bicentennial of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry's capture of a British fleet near Put-in-Bay.

It marked a turning point in the war, and secured U.S. control of the lake.