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Bicentennial of the Battle of Lake Erie celebration continues

The National Park Service continues to commemorate the Bicentennial of The Battle of Lake Erie, fought between American and British navies during the War of 1812. This battle was a decisive American victory led by Master Commandant Oliver Hazard Perry from the safe harbor at South Bass Island on September 10, 1813, which led to a long-lasting peace between the United States, Great Britain, and Canada. 

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The Battle of Lake Erie, 2013

The Battle of Lake Erie 2013, 200 years after the original, had the same result. “We have met the enemy and they are ours. Two ships, two brigs, one schooner and one sloop,” said Commander Oliver Hazard Perry at 3 p.m. on Sept. 10, 1813, in the waters northwest of Put-in-Bay.

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