Amherstburg in Essex County, Ontario — Central Canada
The Battle of Lake Erie
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 Touch 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). Touch for a list and map 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. 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.)
2. Battle of Lake Erie. This is a link (Submitted on November 9, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Categories. • War of 1812 • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on August 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 8, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,357 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 9, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.