Capture of the "Ohio" and "Somers"

Capture of the "Ohio" and "Somers" (HMWZM)

Location: Fort Erie, ON L2A 1B5 Niagara Regional Municipality
Country: Canada
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N 42° 53.594', W 78° 55.42'

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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.

Avant d'attaquer le fort ?ri?, les Britanniques prirent d'assaut trois go?lettes am?ricaines arm?es et ancr?es pr du fort. Dans la nuit du 12 ao?t 1814, le capitaine Alexander Dobbs, de la Marine royale, embarqua avec 70 matelots et fusiliers marins dans six bateaux amen du Frenchman's Creek. Usant de ruse, il s'approcha suffisamment des go?lettes OHIO et SOMERS pour en couper les amarres, monter ? leur bord et s'en emparer, pendant que la troisi?me, la PORCUPINE, r?ussissait ? s'?chapper. C'?tait la fin des batailles navales sur les Grands Lacs durant la guerre de 1812.
Placed ByHistoric Sites and Monuments Board of Canada
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Date Added Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 7:28am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 669534 N 4751049
Decimal Degrees42.89323333, -78.92366667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 53.594', W 78° 55.42'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 53' 35.64" N, 78° 55' 25.20" W
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Area Code(s)330
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 436 Lakeshore Rd, Fort Erie ON L2A 1B5, CA
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