Battle of Lake Erie Bicentennial – A trip to Put-In-Bay

Put In Bay, from Perry Monument

It is 200 years since many of the American/British/Indian engagements on (or near) the Ohio Frontier occured.  This constituted the western front of the War of 1812. One of the significant battles was the Battle of Lake Erie, a naval engagement which took place on the western end of Lake Erie on September 10th 1813. The American success resulted in the cut off of supplies to support the British Dockyards at Amherstburg and Fort Malden,  both near the mouth of the Detroit River,  as well as the British army in Upper Canada, and their Indian Allies.  A month later on October 5th, it lead to the defeat of the British and Indian army, and the death of the Indian leader Tecumseh at the battle of the Thames in present day Ontario.

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