We learned that the ship we were touring was a replication of the ship used by Perry in that battle. I thought it was quite a coincidence.
It was a truly awesome ship, very beautiful and very small, especially if you are spending three weeks at sea. Is it called "at sea" if you are in fresh water?? At lake? At river?
It was very interesting and I am glad we had the opportunity to go on board and talk with the crew. I think I will forget about joining up though. You have to sleep in a hammock and can only shower at Marina's when you dock every few days. No thanks!!