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Amherstburg in Essex County, Ontario — Central Canada
 

The Battle of Lake Erie

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2010
1. The Battle of Lake Erie Marker
Inscription. In September 1813 the British squadron under R. Barclay sailed from Amherstburg to collect desperately needed food supplies. They were met by the larger, more heavily armed American squadron commanded by O. Perry. The British had the initial advantage of the wind and used their long range guns to disable the American flag ship LAWRENCE.

With his own ship crippled, Perry was rowed to the NIAGARA which had held back from the fighting. With the wind now to his advantage, Perry bore down on the British line, pouring a murderous broadside into the enemy ships from his more powerful but shorter range carronades.

The DETROIT and QUEEN CHARLOTTE were disabled and their officers, killed or wounded. The two vessels became entangled and unable to manoeuvre. The Americans raked the British ships with cannon fire until they surrendered. The entire British squadron was captured leaving the Americans in command of Lake Erie for the duration of the War.
 
Erected by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Battlefield Trails - War of 1812 marker series.
 
Location. 42° 6.205′ N, 83° 6.844′ W. Marker is in Amherstburg, Ontario, in Essex County
The Battle of Lake Erie Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2010
2. The Battle of Lake Erie Marker
View of the historical marker situated in a national historic park with the nearby Detroit River in the distant background.
. Marker can be reached from Dalhousie Street west of Rankin Avenue. Click for map. This historical marker is located in the downtown area, in the national historic park that is situated on the site of the Amherstburg Navy Yard, located along the Detroit River. It is part of a four historical marker display. Marker is in this post office area: Amherstburg, Ontario N9V, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Amherstburg Navy Yard (here, next to this marker); The Commissariat Office (within shouting distance of this marker); The Great Sauk Trail (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Connection to Town (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Boblo Island (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Strategic Location (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Brick Officers’ Guard Room (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); The Site Over Time (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Amherstburg.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .
1. An Overview of the Battle of Lake Erie. This is a link to information provided by galafilm.com (Submitted on November 9, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. The Battle of Lake Erie. This is a link
The Battle of Lake Erie Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2010
3. The Battle of Lake Erie Marker
Distant view of the Navy Yard's "Commissariat Office" building, with the historical marker situated just beyond the trees to the left of the building.
to information provide by the National Park Service of the United States of America. (Submitted on November 9, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

3. Battle of Lake Erie. This a link to information provided by a US History web-site. (Submitted on November 9, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

4. Battle of Lake Erie. This is a link to information provided by Ohio History Central. (Submitted on November 9, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. War of 1812Waterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,271 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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