Perry’s Longboat Christening Not Short on Historical Relevance
June 05, 2013
Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry could not have turned the tide against the British in the Battle of Lake Erie 200 years ago without the aid of the longboat that carried him from the sinking Lawrence to the eventually triumphant Niagara. And although Perry’s Longboat isn’t large on size, it’s historical relevance is as immense as any ship in the Commodore’s fleet. For this reason, it has been recreated to play it’s vital role in the Battle of Lake Erie Bicentennial Celebration later this summer.
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