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CNHS - Capture of the Ohio and Somers - Prise des goélettes Ohio et Somers - Fort Erie, Ontario
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane
N 42° 53.594 W 078° 55.419
17T E 669535 N 4751049
Quick Description: Captain Dobbs' capture of the two schooners was the last naval action fought on the Great Lakes in the War of 1812. La capture des deux goélettes par le capitaine Dobbs mis fin aux batailles navales sur les Grands Lacs durant la guerre de 1812.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 9/20/2014 7:30:26 PM
Waymark Code: WMMH24
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member monkeys4ever
Views: 4

Long Description:
Capture of the Ohio and 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 79 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. Dobbs' victory was the last naval action fought on the Great Lakes in the War of 1812.
Prise des goélettes Ohio et Somers
Avant d'attaquer le fort Érie, les Britanniques prirent d'assaut trois goélettes américaines armées et ancrées près du fort. Dans la nuit du 12 août 1814, le capitaine Alexander Dobbs, de la Marine royale, embarqua avec 70 matelots et fusiliers marins dans six bateaux amenés du Frenchman's Creek. Usant de ruse, il s'approcha suffisamment des goélettes OHIO et SOMERS pour en couper les amarres, monter à leur bord et s'en emparer, pendant que la troisième, la PORCUPINE, réussissait à s'échapper. C'était la fin des batailles navales sur les Grands Lacs durant la guerre de 1812.
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http://www.niagaraparks.com/hours/old-fort-erie.html
Classification: National Historic Event

Province or Territory: Ontario

Location - City name/Town name: Fort-Erie

Link to Parks Canada entry (must be on www.pc.gc.ca): [Web Link]

Link to HistoricPlaces.ca: Not listed

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