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Fighting Sail on Lake Huron and Georgian Bay: The War of 1812 and its Aftermath
Fighting Sail on Lake Huron and Georgian Bay: The War of 1812 and its Aftermath

Canadian Barry Gough's new work makes an important and long-awaited contribution to our understanding of the struggle for domination in the Upper Great Lakes and the American heartland during the War of 1812. A critical time for both the old northwest and the peoples who lived along the U.S.-Canadian border, it was also a time when the territories that became Wisconsin and Minnesota were formed, the fur trade was established, and the Indian nations attempted to preserve both their homeland and their independence. It is a unique study in that it goes far beyond the Battle of Lake Erie, where traditional historical accounts end, adding new chapters to the history of Detroit and Michilimackinac.

This comprehensive, chronological account exposes the reader not only to the naval and territorial consequences of the era but also to the plight along the way. It is the story of shipbuilding, of the limits of sea power, and of the men and women who succeeded in traversing unknown water and land. The author details such events as Commodore Arthur Sinclair's disastrous U.S. naval expedition to Lake Huron and Georgian Bay in 1814 and describes how British forces captured unsuspecting U.S. naval schooners. Supplemented with excellent maps and illustrations, the text also provides information about hydrographic surveying and the search for useful naval bases. This book will appeal to everyone interested in the age of fighting sail, Native American history, and early American naval pursuits.

A Signal Victory: The Lake Erie Campaign, 1812-1813 (Bluejacket Paperback Series) The Battle of Lake Erie on 10 September 1813 is considered by many to be the most important naval confrontation of the War of 1812. Made famous by the American fleet commander Oliver Hazard Perry's comment, "We have met the enemy and they are ours," the battle marked the U.S. Navy's first successful fleet action and was one of the rare occasions when the Royal Navy surrendered an entire squadron. This book draws on British, Canadian, and American documents to offer a totally impartial analysis of all sides of the struggle to control the lake. Oliver Hazard Perry and the Battle of Lake Erie The book also relates the important events leading up to the Battle of Lake Erie. Described are the strategic significance of Lake Erie, the campaigns of the War of 1812 in the Old Northwest preceding the Battle of Lake Erie, plus the story of both the building and manning of the American squadron. Containing numerous maps and illustrations, it is a concise and fascinating account of the turning point of the War of 1812 in the Old Northwest. Erie Maritime Museum and US Brig Niagara: Pennsylvania Trail of History Guide The Sailing Navy, 1775-1854 (U.S. Navy Warship Series) Niagara 1814: America Invades Canada
Lords of the Lake : The Naval War on Lake Ontario, 1812-1814 The War of 1812 : A Forgotten Conflict The Naval War of 1812 : Or the History of the United States Navy During the Last War With Great Britain to Which Is Appended an Account of the Battle Third unsurpassed work illuminates the unpopular, blunder-filled War of 1812. Deep Water Sailors, Shallow Water Soldiers Erie, Lake, Battle of, 1813
 
 

 
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