Perry's Lake Erie Fleet: After the Glory

Perry's Lake Erie Fleet: After the Glory

by David Frew


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781609496104
Publisher: History Press, The
Publication date: 04/22/2012
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 1,181,744
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 7

Introduction. Genesis of the Book Project 9

1 Usher Parsons' Baptism: Cannonballs and Splinters 19

2 Before the Wars: Native North Americans Meet the Europeans 25

3 Victory on Lake Erie: Limping Home 29

4 Lake Erie: The Iroquois River Sea 34

5 Misery Bay Miseries: Lake Fever 37

6 North Country: Sinclair's Challenge 42

7 Daniel Dobbins: Sailing Master 47

8 The Burnings: From York and Dover Mills to Washington, DC. 51

9 Miller Worsley's First Command: The Georgian Bay Supply Line 57

10 Destination Mackinac: The 1814 Campaign 61

11 The Nancy: A Consolation Prize 67

12 Sneak Attack: Miller Worsley's Georgian Bay Victory 70

13 Fleet Shipwright: Curmudgeon, Logistics Specialist and Spy 74

14 Perry and Elliott: The Duel that Never Took Place 80

15 Destiny: Perry, Sinclair, Worsley, Barclay, Elliott, Dobbins and Parsons 85

16 Perry's Fleet: The Ravages of Time 89

17 James Fenimore Cooper Enters the Debate: Elliott's Last Stand 92

18 Salvaging Perry's Fleet: The Resurrections of Lawrence Niagara 97

19 Wasaga Beach Gives Up Its Dead: The Nancy Rises from the Silt 104

20 The New Niagara: The Brig Sails Again 109

21 Shipwreck in Lake Erie: Could It Be Caledonia? 116

22 The Mysteries of History: Approaching the Two-Hundred-Year Anniversary 121

Appendix: American and British Ships from the Battle of Lake Erie 131

Bibliography 133

Index 135

About the Author 141

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