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Near Put-in-Bay in Ottawa County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Gibraltar Monument

 
 
Gibraltar Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Abel, August 27, 2010
1. Gibraltar Monument Marker
Inscription.
Erected
by
Jay Cooke
patriotic financier
of the Civil War
to mark the
corner stone of a
proposed monument
commemorating
Commodore Perry's
victory at the
Battle of Lake Erie
Sept 10 1813

"We have met the enemy
and they are ours"

 
Erected by Jay Cooke.
 
Location. 41° 39.506′ N, 82° 49.153′ W. Marker is near Put-in-Bay, Ohio, in Ottawa County. Touch for map. 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 walking distance of this marker. Jay Cooke Mansion (within shouting distance of this marker); Amareta Mosher Anchor (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Ship-To-Shore Radio Broadcast (approx. 0.3 miles away); Within This Enclosure (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Doller House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Joseph De Rivera St. Jurgo, 1813-1889 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Oelschlager's Dry Goods Store (approx. 0.4 miles away); Gibraltar Island (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Put-in-Bay.
 
Regarding Gibraltar Monument. The marker is located on the northern end of Gibraltar Island next to a prominence
Gibraltar Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Abel, August 27, 2010
2. Gibraltar Monument Marker
known as "Perry's Lookout." This is the highest point of land in the vicinity and the spot from which Commodore Perry first saw British ships approaching from the west just before the Battle of Lake Erie occurred near West Sister Island, about 16 miles west of Gibraltar Island.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Categories. War of 1812
 
Gibraltar Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Abel, August 27, 2010
3. Gibraltar Monument Marker
View of "Perry's Lookout" on the north end of Gibraltar Island.
Gibraltar Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Abel, August 27, 2010
4. Gibraltar Monument Marker
View west from Perry's Lookout toward West Sister island, which lies on the horison to the right of the clearly visible Rattlesnake Island.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 20, 2010, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. This page has been viewed 557 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 20, 2010, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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