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    Perry's Victory & International Peace

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Monument View

NE View from observation deck PEVI

Perry's Victory Visitor Center in Put-in-Bay, Ohio on South Bas Island.

NPS Photo

The observation gallery offers a panoramic view of western Lake Erie. South Bass Island on which the monument stands, is the second largest of the American islands. You can usually see Middle Bass Island, North Bass Island, Johnson's Island, Kelley's Island, Pelee Island in Canada, and the Ohio mainland of Catawba Point and Marblehead Peninsula. On a real clear day you can see as far as Detroit, Toledo and Cleveland.

View from on top of the monument in QuickTime format.

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Lake Erie Islands

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.