The bicentennial of the Battle of Lake Erie is upon us: On September 10, 1813, the U.S. Navy defeated the British, shaping the course of the War of 1812. If the British had won, I might still be living in Michigan but it would be a part of Canada.
I recently podcasted with Ron Utt, author of Ships of Oak, Guns of Iron: The War of 1812 and the Forging of the American Navy.
Here’s a painting by William Henry Powell, who was born after the battle. It’s part of the U.S. Senate’s art collection.