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Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial

 
 
Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 5, 2008
1. Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial
Inscription.
The Battle of Lake Erie
September 10, 1813


American.........................................British
O.H. Perry............Commander............R.H. Barclay
9...............Vessels...............6
54...............Guns...............63


1. The battle begins near this spot at 11:45 A.M. The British open fire when the fleets are approximately one mile apart.

2. Perry's flagship, the Lawrence, is disabled after suffering 80% casualties and having all its guns knocked out of action. Rather than surrender Perry transfers his flag to the Niagara and continues to fight.

3. The Niagara breaks through the British battle line and when heavy damage causes the two largest British ships to collide they are forced to surrender. After capturing their entire fleet Perry reports to General William Henry Harrison: "We have met the enemy and they are ours."
 
Erected by the National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 41° 39.25′ N, 82° 48.7′ W. Marker is in Put-In-Bay, Ohio, in Ottawa County. Marker is on Bayview Avenue (Ohio Route 357) east of Toledo Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Click for map
Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 17, 2012
2. Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial Marker
View of the historic marker located in the northwest corner of the observation deck, on top of Perry's Monument.
. This historic marker is located just east of the downtown business district, and east of the National Park Service's Visitor Center, at the top of the Monument. To reach it you must go inside of the Monument, and ride the elevator to the top of the monument, where the historic marker is located in the northwest corner of the outside observation deck. Marker is in this post office area: Put in Bay OH 43456, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Joseph De Rivera St. Jurgo, 1813-1889 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Oelschlager's Dry Goods Store (approx. 0.3 miles away); Within This Enclosure (approx. 0.4 miles away); Gibraltar Monument (approx. half a mile away); Jay Cooke Mansion (approx. half a mile away); Gibraltar Island (approx. 0.8 miles away); South Bass Island Light (approx. 2.3 miles away); Boundary Marker (approx. 6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Put-In-Bay.
 
More about this marker. The Memorial is on South Bass Island and is reached by ferries from Catawba Point, Port Clinton, and Sandusky from April through November. The Visitor Center is open daily 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Memorial Day to Labor Day, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. the rest of the season. The Visitor Center is closed mid-November
Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 17, 2012
3. Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial Marker
Close-up view of the text on the historic marker.
to April 1.

According to the NPS (National Park Service) website, "The Memorial, a Doric column, rising 352 feet over Lake Erie is situated 5 miles from the longest undefended border in the world." Also, according to the NPS website, "The Doric Column at Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial is the only international peace memorial in the National Park Service and stands 47 feet taller than the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor. The upper deck platform is 12 feet taller than the statue of Liberty’s torch." The view, from where the historic marker is located, is from 317 feet above Lake Erie.
 
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. Perry''''s Victory and International Peace Memorial. This is a link to information provided by the National Park Service. (Submitted on August 19, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. Perry''''s Victory and International Peace Memorial. This is a link to information provided by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (Submitted on August 19, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

3. Perry''''s Victory & International Peace Memorial is on Facebook. This is a link to the Facebook social networking site for the
Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 17, 2012
4. Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial Marker
View of the both the historic marker and of the view as seen from the northwest corner of the observation deck atop Perry's Monument. The Battle of Lake Erie would have taken place on the right-center distant horizon.
Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial. (Submitted on August 19, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

4. Perry''''s Victory and International Peace Memorial. This is a link to information provided by Ohio History Central, which is a product of the Ohio Historical Society. (Submitted on August 19, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar of 1812
 
West Sister Island Lighthouse image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, October 7, 2004
5. West Sister Island Lighthouse
View of the West Sister Island Lighthouse. The Battle of Lake Erie takes place in the part of Lake Erie between West Sister Island and Put-In-Bay.
Battle of Lake Erie image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 5, 2008
6. Battle of Lake Erie
View of the painting on display in the Visitor Center depicting the Battle of Lake Erie.
Battle of Lake Erie Commemoration image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 5, 2008
7. Battle of Lake Erie Commemoration
View of the annual commemoration of the Battle of Lake Erie held at the site of the battle.
Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 17, 2012
8. Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial
View of the interior of the Memorial at the base of the monument.
Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 17, 2012
9. Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial Marker
View of the text on the stone floor marker, in the base of the Perry Memorial which reads, "Beneath this stone lie the remains of three American Officers and three British Officers killed in the Battle of Lake Erie, September 10, 1812."
Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 14, 2007
10. Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial Marker
View of the historic monument overlooking the harbor of Put-In-Bay.
Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 25, 2011
11. Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial Marker
View of the historic monument in the summer of 2011 when they were still making repairs to the observation deck at the top of the monument.
Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 17, 2012
12. Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial Marker
 
 
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