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.
Did You Know?
Six officers killed in the Battle of Lake Erie, September 10, 1813 were re-interred in Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial on September 11, 1913. American officers, John Brooks, Henry Laub, and John Clark. British officers, Robert Finnis, John Garland, and James Garden.