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History & Culture

Battle of Lake Erie

At dawn on the morning of September 10, 1813, a lookout spotted six vessels to the northwest past rattlesnake island. Immediately Master Commandant Oliver Hazard Perry made preparations to sail forth to engage the British. Just before the engagement opened Perry hoisted his battle flag inscribed "DONT GIVE UP THE SHIP". more...

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Did You Know?

Oliver Hazard Perry's statute at Perry's Victory & IPM

Although the monument bears the name of Oliver Hazard Perry and six officers slain during the battle are buried under its rotunda, Perry is buried in Newport Rhode Island.