“We Have Met the Enemy and They Are Ours” – Commemorating the Battle of Lake Erie 2013

Oliver Hazard Perry‘s message to his superiors was brief: “We have met the enemy and they are ours; two ships, two brigs, one schooner and one sloop.”  Perry’s victory at the Battle of Lake Erie on September 10, 1813, was one of the most strategically important naval battles of the War of 1812.   Starting on Thursday, a thirteen day commemoration of his victory will be held at site of the battle at Put-In Bay, Ohio. Click here to learn more.  A short video of featuring the Brig Niagara.

Battle of Lake Erie

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5 Responses to “We Have Met the Enemy and They Are Ours” – Commemorating the Battle of Lake Erie 2013

  1. Phil says:

    The news reports that there will be 16 tall ships to be involved, but looking at marine traffic, they are still scattered in the Great Lakes.

  2. Diego says:

    I wouldn’t normally comment on artistic choices, but I have to say that I have no idea what the music and close-ups of singers added to the video. That being said, I look forward to the commemoration.

  3. Diego says:

    Might want to check the date.

  4. Rick Spilman says:

    Yikes. Thanks Diego. Fixed it. I agree the music is odd, but overall I liked it. Nice cadence and melody.

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