The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
War of 1812

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The 80 Gun Ship New Orleans 
Image  1870s  Stereoview of the aging hull of the USS NEW ORLEANS, built at Sackets Harbor, NY in 1814 but never launched because of the end of the War of 1812. The hull of the NEW ORLEANS finally collapsed in Feb. 1884. Reverse: "The 80 Gun Ship New Orleans Built in 1814, in 27 days at Sackets Harbor,...
Scenes in Put-in-Bay: Willow Tree 
Image  c 1870s  Stereoview of USS MICHIGAN lying in Put-in-Bay, off South Bass Island. The willow tree was planted over the graves of the British and American naval officers killed in the Battle of Lake Erie, 10 Sept 1813, the major naval engagement on the Great Lakes during the War of 1812. Lake Erie Island...
Fort Mississaugua, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada 
Image  c 1910  Black and White postcard of the ruins of Fort Mississauga at the mouth of the Niagara River, on the Canadian side The fort is on the site of the first lighthouse on the Great Lakes, destroyed by American forces during the War of 1812. This fort was, in part, built from the ruins of the...
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War of 1812

A variety of clippings and images from the War, or of places associated with the war