Bicentennial of the Battle of Lake Erie at Put-in-Bay, Ohio & a 90 Second Animated Battle

battlelakeeriebiTwo hundred years ago today, in what would become known as the Battle of Lake Erie, a squadron of ships under the command of Oliver Hazard Perry defeated and captured a Royal Navy squadron at Put-in-Bay in Lake Erie off the coast of Ohio.  Last week on Labor Day, there was a reenactment of the battle, the largest naval reenactment ever undertaken in the United States.  (No surprise the Americans won again.) The boats and ships involved in the reenactment had the additional challenge of avoiding the more than 2,000 spectator vessels. The Battle of Lake Erie Bicentennial site has a wonderful slide-show of photos taken during the reenactment.  Click here to view it.

Here is a wonderful 90 second video from the Plain Dealer with an animated history of the battle:

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6 Responses to Bicentennial of the Battle of Lake Erie at Put-in-Bay, Ohio & a 90 Second Animated Battle

  1. Irwin Bryan says:

    I had no idea there was a site set-up for the Battle Reenactment-Great find and thanks for sharing it!

  2. Phil says:

    I just looked at the US post office page, and I’m not finding it, but it could be there?

    Battle of Lake Erie featured in new US Postal Service stamp

    Plain Dealer ‎- 1 day ago

    On the bicentennial of the September 10 Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812, the U.S. Postal Service issues a stamp commemorating …

  3. Phil says:

    You can find more photos at the USCG site:

    If you want to print them, you will need to click on the photo, open an FREE account at the DVIDS site that pops up. Then download the photos to print them.

  4. Phil says:

    The Cleveland paper has 13 more photos here.
    I guess IF you wanted to buy them, you could contact the photographer?

  5. Phil says:

    From the Cleveland page comments:
    Q: Did anyone take video of the reenactment to be broadcast on PBS or elsewhere since most people could not actually watch it out on the water?

    A: Yes. Port Clinton Radio ( did a live stream, and had over 60,000 viewers. Their footage will be used for a PBS special on the event. Find them on FB as “WPCR –”

  6. will says:

    Very informative. Thx for the vid!