Photographer: Jeffrey W. Churill

Photographer: Keith W. Churill

11 ton bronze urn - the crown of Perry's Monument.

Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial

South Bass Island, OH

Built :  1912 - 1915

Construction :  Cylindrical, granite

Status : Museum / Memorial

Location : North central South Bass Island, Ohio

Height : 352

Access : Boat, Miller Boat Line Ferry from Catawba Point to Put-In-Bay on South Bass Island. The National Park is only a few blocks from the boat docks.

Photographer: Keith W. Churill

A view of Gibraltar Island and Put-In-Bay looking Northwest.

Lighthouse History : This beautiful memorial was constructed from 1912 through 1915 to commemorate Oliver Hazard Perry and the American victory of the Battle of Lake Erie. It is constructed of 80,000 cubic feet of pink granite and stands 352 feet tall. This makes it the third tallest monument in the United States of America and is managed by the U.S. Government as a National Park.

Local Attractions: Visitors can tour the monument to enjoy it's beautiful architecture. You may take an elevator to the observation level at 315 feet ( 95 meters) above lake level. This will give you a spectacular view of Lake Erie where the battle took place along with the many nearby islands.

For more information on Perry's Memorial call: (419) 285-2184

Jeffrey Kissel

One of the very friendly and informative Park Rangers.


 

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