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Perry Monument

the Perry Monument is part of Erie County, Pennsylvania , Presque Isle State Park .

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Perry Monument

Perry Monument
Made by pauhana33
The Perry Monument was built in honor of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry who fought in the War of 1812 against Great Britain. During the war, Perry commanded the US Navy in Lake Erie. His own ship, the Lawrence, was destroyed, but on September 10, 1813, he took his new ship, the Niagara, and successfully defeated the British, preventing them from advancing down the Ohio Valley. Perry is called the Hero of Lake Erie because of his achievement. Interestingly, the Battle of Lake Erie was the only significant ship battle in the war. The monument itself is situated on its own little peninsula, so it is a great area to view the monument, as well as to watch the boats and look at the water. Near the monument, they offer boat tours, as well.

Perry Monument

Perry Monument
Made by Soaptree
It was to this spot, once called Little Bay, that Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry and his ships and men returned after their victorious Battle of Lake Erie. They came here to repair their fleet, and to seek medical treatment for the wounded. Perry and his crew stayed in the protection of the bay during the winters of 1812 -1814, suffering from poor living conditions and harsh winters. Many of the men died, and their bodies were buried in the adjacent pond known as Graveyard Pond. Because of their hardships, and in remembrance of those who did not survive, Little Bay was renamed Misery Bay by the sailors. Today Perry's Monument overlooks Misery Bay, which is a summer haunt of picnickers and boaters.

Perry Monument

Perry Monument
Made by erie,pa
The Perry Monument is located on Crystal Point at Presque Isle State Park. It's dedicated to Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry and those killed during the Battle of Lake Erie in September of 1813. It was built in 1926 and stands 101 feet tall.

15 Star U.S. Flag

15 Star U.S. Flag
Made by eraut
The 15 Star U.S. Flag (1795-1818). This flag is located at the entrance of the Perry Monument (Commodore Hazard Perry) comemerating the Battle of Lake Erie.

perry moument - the top

perry moument - the top
Made by jimbob_pgh
Momument to Oliver Hazard Perry and his victory at the Battle of Lake Erie during the war of 1812. Presque Isle State Park, Erie Pa

Surrey resting at the Perry Monument

Surrey resting at the Perry Monument
Made by eraut
A rental Surrey. 6 miles of the 12 mile trek; resting at the Perry Monument. Somehow, I think I did most of the peddling.

Life Saver rope macro

Life Saver rope macro
Made by eraut
I never noticed the Life Saver boxes all over Presque Isle. This one was very old and rustic and just screamed macro! 8)

Geese

Geese
Made by Ryan Neal Cordwell
Geese at Pesque Isle, Pennsylvania, summer, 2011. By Roger Troiani, feat. Madeleine Browning, Ryan Cordwell.

Lady Kate 2

Lady Kate 2
Made by Randy Stankey
Lady Kate tour boat. Presque Isle. Erie, PA Ilford Pan F+ (50 ASA) film developed in XTOL.

Binocular

Binocular
Made by Randy Stankey
Binocular on Presque Isle overlooking the bay toward Erie. Bicentennial Tower in background

IMG_2516

IMG_2516
Made by Soaptree
Oliver Hazzard Perry Monument at Presque Isle State Park, Erie, PA., USA.

Icy Erie #1

Icy Erie #1
Made by Chris.0917
Downtown Erie, Pa taken from Fisher Drive on Presque Isle in February.

Daniel

Daniel
Made by Randy Stankey
Daniel out taking pictures at Perry Monument. Presque Isle. Erie, PA

Perry Monument Presque Isle Park

Perry Monument Presque Isle Park
Made by waitscm
Commemorating the U.S. naval victory on Lake Erie in the War of 1812

Perry Monument, Erie PA

Perry Monument, Erie PA
Made by Bob Singer Photography
Perry Monument at Presque Isle, Erie. Another of my painted images

Scan_Pic0040

Scan_Pic0040
Made by llnesinthesand
Perry Monument on Presque Isle - taken with my Pentax ME Super

Perry's Moat

Perry's Moat
Made by eraut
From the archives: The moat around the Perry Monument.

NY_1026

NY_1026
Made by redline21
Old Colonial flag and a flag with Admiral Perry's motto

Binocular 2305

Binocular 2305
Made by Randy Stankey
Tourist Sightseeing Binocular. Presque Isle. Erie, PA

Eye see you.

Eye see you.
Made by eraut
A typical tourist binocular at the Perry Monument.



Nearest places of interest:

Bicentennial Tower
Sheraton Erie Bayfront Hotel
Erie Sand & Gravel Company
Mountfort Terminal - Port Erie
  Misery Bay
Gull Point
Presque Isle Light
Tuckahoe Acres Camping Resort

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