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Ohio marks Battle of Lake Erie bicentennial

 

PUT-IN-BAY, Ohio (AP) — Ohio is celebrating the bicentennial of the Battle of Lake Erie.

Tuesday marks the 200th anniversary of the U.S.-British clash considered a turning point in the War of 1812.

Gov. John Kasich will be among those at a bicentennial ceremony at Put-in-Bay on Lake Erie's South Bass Island.

The island is home to the 300-foot tall Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial.

Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry captured a British fleet near Put-in-Bay during the battle that's remembered for his command: "Don't Give Up the Ship."

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Billy Campbell, top, portraying Oliver Hazard Perry, leaves the Lawrence to transfer to the Niagara during a 200th anniversary reenactment the Battle of Lake Erie off Put-in-Bay, Ohio Monday, Sept. 2, 2013. On Sept. 10, 1813, nine vessels of the fledgling U.S. Navy under the command of Perry defeated and captured six British Royal Navy ships in one of the biggest naval battles of the War of 1812. (AP Photos/Mark Duncan)

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The tall ships Niagara, left, and Pride of Baltimore sail toward an encounter with the British during a 200th anniversary reenactment the Battle of Lake Erie.

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Volunteers prepare to hoist the sails on the tall ship Windy, portraying the Lawrence during a 200th anniversary reenactment the Battle of Lake Erie.

 

 

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