Fort Erie in Niagara Region, Ontario — Central Canada
Capture of the “Ohio” and “Somers”
Prise des Goelettes “Ohio” et “Somers”
Avant d'attaquer le fort Érié, les Britanniques prirent d'assaut trois goélettes américaines armées et ancrées près du fort. Dans la nuit du 12 août 1814, le capitaine Alexander Dobbs, de la Marine royale, embarqua avec 70 matelots et fusiliers marins dans six bateaux amenés du Frenchman's Creek. Usant de ruse, il s'approcha suffisamment des goélettes OHIO et SOMERS pour en couper les amarres, monter à leur bord et s'en emparer, pendant que la troisième, la PORCUPINE, réussissait à s'échapper. C'était la fin des batailles navales sur les Grands Lacs durant la guerre de 1812.
Erected by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
Location. 42° 53.594′ N, 78° 55.42′ W. Marker is in Fort Erie Touch for map. This historic marker is located in Old Fort Erie. In order to see this historic marker one must park your vehicle in the Old Fort Erie Park's parking lot, pay the entrance fee in the park's Visitor Center, walk into the fort through the main gate, and then turn to the right to see where the historical marker is affixed to the inner wall of the fort, just to the right (north) of the front gate. Marker is at or near this postal address: 350 Lakeshore Road, Fort Erie, Ontario L2A 1B6, Canada.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Erie (a few steps from this marker); Fort Erie, Pro Patria Mori Cairn (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); "The Best Planned City" (approx. 1.8 kilometers away in the U.S.); Waterfront Sites (approx. 1.8 kilometers away in the U.S.); Dedicated with Respect (approx. 1.9 kilometers away in the U.S.); Oliver Hazard Perry Monument (approx. 2.2 kilometers away in the U.S.); 28th U. S. Infantry (approx. 2.2 kilometers away in the U.S.); In Memory of 100th New York Volunteer Infantry (approx. 2.3 kilometers away in the U.S.). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Erie.
Also see . . .
1. Capture of the Somers and Ohio - War of 1812 (Submitted on November 1, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
2. Capture of USS Somers and USS Ohio. This is a link to information provided by a site entitled American Wars 101 (Submitted on November 1, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Categories. • Colonial Era • War of 1812 •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 29, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 510 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 1, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.