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"We have met the enemy and they are ours…"

Battle of Lake Erie. September 1813. Oliver Hazard Perry, standing. Copy of engraving by Phillibrown after W. H. Powell, published 1858.

An American squadron commanded by Oliver Hazard Perry defeated a British naval force 200 years ago in the Battle of Lake Erie on September 10, 1813.  The victory secured American control of the lake for the remainder of the War of 1812.
Vigilant of Baltimore
Painting on paper of the war of 1812 privateer Vigilant of Baltimore ca. 1803, commanded by Thomas Boyle. (From Maryland Historical Society collection)
Whale’s tooth with carving in color. “Battle of Lake Champlain - M’Donough’s Victory”. Commodore Thos. McDonough N.S.M. Battle scene copied from lithograph by N. Currier - Pub. 1846. One of a pair; other 41.411. Tooth brought home by Capt. Butts aboard bark BRAMIN. Sailed from New Bedford, 1847. Attributed to Nathaniel Sylvester Finney.
From Mystic Seaport image archive
Whale’s tooth with carving in color - “Battle of Lake Erie Perry’s Victory”. Com. Oliver H. Perry N.S.M. One of a pair; other 1941.412. Brought home by Capt. Butts aboard bark BRAMIN. Sailed from New Bedford, 1847. Attributed to Nathaniel Sylvester Finney.
From Mystic Seaport image archive