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“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 … Continue reading

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Oliver Hazard Perry, “Hero of Lake Erie” – Born and Died on August 23rd

Oliver Hazard Perry was born near Newport, Rhode Island on August 23,1785. He died of yellow fever on his 34th birthday in 1819.  Perry went sea as a midshipman at the age of 13.  He was given his first command, … Continue reading

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Sailing the Brig Niagara, Armchair Sailor No More

Retiree Edd Hale writes in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette about surrendering his status as an armchair sailor to sail the Great Lakes in the Brig Niagara, a replica of the Master Commandant Oliver Hazard Perry‘s flagship on which he won the Battle of Lake Erie, one … Continue reading

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Rhode Island’s Tall Ship Oliver Hazard Perry On Schedule For Anniversary of the Battle of Lake Erie

There is still more steel to be welded, rigging to be run, and money to be raised, but the SSV Oliver Hazard Perry, Rhode Island’s Tall ship, looks to be on schedule to be sailing in time for the 200th … Continue reading

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The Two Most Important Naval Victories of the War of 1812 – Part 1: Battle of Lake Erie

The best known naval battles of the War of 1812 were single ship duels between US Navy frigates and ships of the Royal Navy.  Nevertheless, the two most important American naval victories of the War of 1812 were fought in fresh water, hundreds of  miles from the ocean. … Continue reading

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Perry’s Revenge Ale – Celebrating Perry’s Lost Ship

Last January, three divers, Charles Buffum, Mike Fournier and Craig Harger, announced that they had located the wreck of Oliver Hazard Perry’s ship USS Revenge which sank 200 years ago off the coast of Rhode Island near Watch Hill.   It turns out that Charles Buffum, … Continue reading

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“Don’t Give Up the Ship” – Thoughts on Sloganeering

On June 1, 1813, one hundred and ninety eight years ago today, the British frigate HMS Shannon defeated and captured the USS Chesapeake in single ship combat. Captain James  Lawrence on the Chesapeake was mortally wounded during the battle. His … Continue reading

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Wreck of Perry’s USS Revenge reported found on 200th anniversary

Two hundred years ago today the USS Revenge, under the command of  Oliver Hazard Perry, sank in the waters off  Rhode Island.   On Friday, divers, Charles Buffum, Mike Fournier and Craig Harger, announced that they believe that they have  located the wreck.   In … Continue reading

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