Bicentennial marker buoy designates Battle of Lake Erie, War of 1812

The Vindicator

Posted: Friday, September 7, 2012

Put-In-Bay, Ohio – September 6, 2012 – In an historic event, The Perry Group, in conjunction with the US Navy and US Coast Guard, will install a commemorative Marker buoy at the site of the Battle of Lake Erie, off Put-In-Bay this Sat., Sept. 8, 2012.

The US Coast Guard Cutter Mobile Bay and the US Navy’s USS Hurricane, Cyclone-Class patrol boat will lead the installation of the historic commemorative marker buoy.

Both vessels will depart Put-In-Bay Sat., Sept. 8, with a cadre of Dignitary’s, including Ian Atkins, Assistant Naval Attache from the British Embassy in Washington D.C., Consul General Roy Norton from the Canadian Consulate and guests to the actual site of the Battle of Lake Erie. Upon arrival, guest speakers will commemorate the occasion followed by the deployment of the Buoy by Coast Guard Cutter Mobile Bay.

Following the deployment, both vessels will return to Put-In-Bay for speakers at Perry’s Victory and International

Peace Memorial Visitor Center, a reception at the Niagara Events Center, a concert by the Toledo Symphony Orchestra followed by a flare remembrance and tribute.

About The Perry Group

The Friends of Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial, also known as The Perry Group, is a volunteer,

501c3 non-profit organization working with the National Park Service and the local, national, and international community to commemorate the Battle of Lake Erie and celebrate the long-lasting peace between Britain, Canada and the United States. For more information please visit www.theperrygroup.org

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