Prise des Goelettes "Ohio" et "Somers"On the night of 12 August 1814, as a prelude to a British attack on Fort Erie, an expedition was mounted against three armed American schooners anchored off the fort. Captain Alexander Dobbs, R.N., embarked with 70 seamen and marines in six batteaux which had been portaged from Frenchman's Creek, and by a ruse got close enough to cut the hawsers and board and capture the OHIO and SOMERS. The third vessel, PORCUPINE, escaped. Dobb's victory was the last naval action fought on the Great Lakes in the War of 1812.
|Placed By||Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada|
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|Date Added||Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 7:28am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17T E 669534 N 4751049|
|Decimal Degrees||42.89323333, -78.92366667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 42° 53.594', W 78° 55.42'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||42° 53' 35.64" N, 78° 55' 25.20" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 436 Lakeshore Rd, Fort Erie ON L2A 1B5, CA|
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