Bicentennial of the Battle of Lake Erie celebration continues

The National Park Service continues to commemorate the Bicentennial of The Battle of Lake Erie, fought between American and British navies during the War of 1812. This battle was a decisive American victory led by Master Commandant Oliver Hazard Perry from the safe harbor at South Bass Island on September 10, 1813, which led to a long-lasting peace between the United States, Great Britain, and Canada. 


A memorable Labor Day weekend on the north coast


Canons shot every hour on the hour on the shores of Lake Erie at Waterworks Park during the Bicentennial Celebration Photo by Jasmine Cupp

Labor Day weekend the festivities and celebrations of the Bicentennial of the Battle of Lake Erie brought together thousands of visitors and hundreds of volunteers; a number of spectacular ships and their crews; a flotilla of 2000 private boats of all kinds; America’s Band of the US Navy; TBDBITL from The Ohio State University; Grammy-nominated songstress Iris DeMent, Nashville entertainers Willis, Kelly and Rogers; a pirate or two; militia and naval re-enactors; and children of all ages.

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