Put-In-Bay in Ottawa County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial
September 10, 1813
O.H. Perry............Commander............R.H. Barclay
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° Touch for map. 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. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Ship-To-Shore Radio Broadcast (approx. 0.2 miles away); Amareta Mosher Anchor (approx. 0.2 miles away); Joseph De Rivera St. Jurgo, 1813-1889 (approx. ¼ mile away); Oelschlager's Dry Goods Store (approx. 0.3 miles away); Within This Enclosure (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Doller House (approx. half a mile away); Gibraltar Monument (approx. half a mile away); Jay Cooke Mansion (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map 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 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 (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 & 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.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 18, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 594 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on August 18, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 10, 11, 12. submitted on August 19, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.