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Summary Article: Put-in-Bay, Battle of
From The Hutchinson Unabridged Encyclopedia with Atlas and Weather Guide

Naval battle during the War of 1812, fought in Lake Erie on 10 September 1813, in which American forces achieved a decisive victory over the British fleet, securing control of the lake and enabling the invasion of Canada and subsequent success at the Battle of the Thames (October 1813). Having brought up his squadron from Erie, Pennsylvania, the American naval commander Oliver Perry confronted the British between Middle Bass and South Bass islands, north of Sandusky, Ohio.

Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial, in the southeast corner of Put-in-Bay village on South Bass Island, commemorates the event.

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