Monument of honor

Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry

On September 10, 1813, the U.S. naval squadron on Lake Erie, commanded by 28-year-old Oliver Hazard Perry, defeated the British squadron off Put-in-Bay, near Sandusky, OH. The actions of this 9-vessel squadron were instrumental in defeating the British during the War of 1812 by giving control of Lake Erie to the Americans. As a result, Commodore Perry and his relief flagship, the U.S. Brig Niagara, were written into the young history of the United States”.

To read more visit: www.wnyheritage.org/

Clouds moving in set a perfect backdrop for this brave sailor of the War of 1812

 

 

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