Wednesday, March 2, 2022

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday: Perry's Monument

 

We always called it Perry's Monument when I was a kid. The proper name is Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial. It was established to honor those who fought in the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812 and to celebrate the long-lasting peace among the United States, Canada and Britain that took place after the war ended. It is named after Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry who led a fleet to victory during one of the most instrumental battles of the war.

At 352-feet, it is the world's largest Doric* column. It stands 47 feet taller than the Statue of Liberty in New York City. The upper deck platform is 12 ft. higher than the Stature of Liberty's Torch. For a nominal fee you can take an elevator ride to the top  and see a wonderful view of Lake Erie, the neighboring islands and mainland of Ohio, and even parts of Canada. The only monuments in the US that are taller are the Gateway Arch, San Jacinto Monument and Washington Monument. This memorial is located on Put-in-Bay Island in Ohio.

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* Doric: architecture characterized by a sturdy fluted column and a thick square abacus resting on a rounded molding.

Those who visit do have to climb stairs to get to the elevator.

34 comments:

  1. Things I do not know about the Great Lakes would fill a lake. Thanks for the info!

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  2. I had never heard of this monument before, and it is interesting to learn some history and where this is located. It would be neat to see it in person.

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  3. I've never heard of this monument before. I'd love to take my kids to see it one day.

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  4. I've never heard of this monument either! I'd love to visit though. Very interesting.

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  5. Looks like an interesting monument to visit.

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  6. First time hearing of this also,quite interesting, good capture :-)

    Have a monumentaltasticweek Rosey 👍

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  7. I had no idea what Doric was before, but wow what a large monument. I was in Ohio and I never knew it was also located there!

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  8. I've heard of Perry's Monument before, but I've never had the opportunity to see it. I'd love to one day.

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  9. Never heard of it or seen this but it really does give the feeling of power and peace all at the same time.

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  10. We live near Ohio. I would love to visit this monument sometime.

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  11. It's colossal!

    Awesome capture, Rosey!

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  12. Wow! That looks like a really wonderful and amazing place to visit! I would love to be there

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  13. Wow! I definitely wouldn't like to be at the top of that! That's so tall!

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  14. This is very interesting, I never heard about it before. That's huge, I haven't visited it yet

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  15. I really love that this monument is here as a sign of peace. The citizens are probably very proud of this.

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  16. First I've heard of this too. It's beautiful.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous day and rest of the week, my friend. ♥

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  17. Oh wow, I bet the views from the top of this are amazing. I had no idea how tall it was x

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  18. That is one tall monument. Thank you for sharing this find with us.

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  19. I've never heard of it before! How interesting though...What an incredible sight!

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  20. Along with the other commenters I have never heard of this monument either. But now I would love to visit and see the views from the top!

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  21. What an amazing monument, I did not realise it is taller than the Statue of Liberty

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  22. I haven't heard of it, but maybe that's because I live in Belgium

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  23. We love taking the kiddos to historic sites. They would love to see this monument, especially from the top!

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  24. What a beautiful monument. I love that you can actually ride to the top and see the lake and take in all of its history at once.

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  25. I didn't know that monument even existed.

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  26. I never heard of this historic monument yet but it's a good reminder to honor those valiant soldiers during the war.

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  27. YES! I knew exactly what this was as soon as I saw it! Ohio Native here!

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  28. I never knew about this. I would really like to see Perry's Monument in person.

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  29. Oh nice, this is the first time I know about this.

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  30. Wow....that's quite so tall for one structure, being that it's taller than the Statue of Liberty! I love it's history.

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  31. I didn't know that existed! Thank you for sharing!

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  32. I wonder if there is a passage inside that goes to the top most. A very significant monument and a great reminder for the heroes sacrifices.

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  33. Wow that is high up there. I'm such a chicken when it comes to heights.

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