Perry's Lake Erie Fleet: After the Glory

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Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry's defeat of the British at the Battle of Lake Erie was a defining moment both in the War of 1812 and American naval history. Yet the story of Perry's fleet did not end there. Come aboard as author David Frew chronicles the years and decades after Perry's victory. Heroic acts and bitter defeats unfold as Frew details the lives of fleet surgeon Usher Parsons, shipwright Daniel Dobbins and fleet commander Oliver Hazard Perry and his successors. The adventure moves from the tribulations of Misery Bay and a crafty British victory in the Lake Huron Campaign to the closing of the naval base in Erie and the raising of the Niagara in the twentieth century. Navigate the treacherous waters of Lake Erie, Lake Huron and the Georgian Bay to discover the fates of Perry and his fleet.
ISBN: 9781609496104
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Pennsylvania
Images: 68
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
David Frew is a professor emeritus at Gannon University, where he served on the faculty and held a variety of administrative positions for thirty-three years; an emeritus director of the Erie County Historical Society; and president of his own management consulting business. Dr. Frew has authored or coauthored thirty-five books and more than one hundred journal articles, cases and papers. His nine books on Lake Erie ships, shipping and shipwrecks represent a narrative history of the industries that formed the backbone of the Great Lakes maritime economy. He was born in Erie and graduated from Gannon.
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