PUT-IN-BAY, Ohio (AP) - Lake Erie’s South Bass Island is set to mark the 200th anniversary of the end of the War of 1812 over the Memorial Day weekend.
The Ohio island will also honor to those who fought in the Battle of Lake Erie.
Events on the island will include a wreath-laying ceremony at the Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial where U.S. and British sailors who died in the Battle of Lake Erie are buried.
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.”
The News Messenger (https://ohne.ws/1ITpwh1 ) in Fremont reports that there also will tours of a replica of Perry’s ship, the Niagara.
Event organizers say they expect a good turnout all weekend.
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