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.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War of 1812Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Battlefield Trails - War of 1812 series list. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1813.
Location. 42° 6.205′ N, 83° 6.844′ W. Marker is in Amherstburg, Ontario, in Essex County. Marker can be reached from Dalhousie Street west of Rankin Avenue. 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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Amherstburg, Ontario N9V, Canada. Touch for directions.
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 to information provided by Ohio History Central. (Submitted on November 9, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 16, 2017. It was originally submitted on November 8, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,505 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 9, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.