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Name: Perry Memorial Monument  

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Nearest Town or City:
Put-in-Bay, Ohio, United States

Location: South Bass Island, Lake Erie.

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Photo: Nancy J. Rau

Managing Organization:
Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial

Telephone: 419-285-2184


This tower commemorates Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry and his decisive victory in the Battle of Lake Erie in the War of 1812, and also "to inculcate the lessons of international peace by arbitration and disarmament."

Tower Height: 352

Characteristic and Range: White light, 3 sec. on, alternating with 3 sec. darkness.

Description of Tower: Pink granite column.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1915

Date Present Tower Built: 1915

Current Use: Memorial, aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Yes.

The monument is reached via the Miller Boat Line Ferry from Catawba Point to Put-In-Bay on South Bass Island. Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial is open daily from mid-May to late October. Winter visits can be arranged by appointment. There is a viewing platform 317 feet above the lake; there is a fee to take the elevator to the platform.


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