The expert shipmasters did not recommend building large ships inside Presque Isle Bay. Question #3: Was this a careless miscalculation, or a calculated gamble?
The young Master Commandant Perry badgered Commodore Isaac Chauncey repeatedly for additional personnel, even to the point of impertinence, and going over his head to the Navy Department. Question: Was Perry’s approach justified? Why did Chauncey not support the Erie Squadron better?
Subject/Question #1: As the calendar marches toward the Bicentennial of the Battle of Lake Erie, most of the American public has very little idea of what was involved at that early time in the nation’s history. This blog is intended to explore some of the controversial subjects worthy of thought and discussion. Subject: Navy Department orders to OHP, […]
“On the banks of Lake Erie there tower’d an oak, … ” [See OHP in the Arts for this very early testimonial and the translation of its old allegories.]