Saturday, July 16, 2011

"We Have Met the Enemy and They are Ours", Oliver Hazard Perry

Admiral Perry was a famous U.S. Naval Officer during the War of 1812. Perry's Monument is a 101 foot structure on Presque Isle built to honor him for contributing to the defeat of the British. This hero also built 6 of the 9 boats in his fleet on this lake at Misery Bay (named by his sailors). It's a great place to visit, but be sure to bring a sweatshirt, even in the summer. It's cool there!!

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