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Captain Barclay

Commodore Robert Haricot Barclay commanded the British Naval Fleet in the lower Great Lakes. Commodore Barclay's base of operations was at Fort Malden in what is now Amherstburg, Ontario. Barclay's loss in the Battle of Lake Erie decisively ended the British naval domination in the area. This gave way to open supply routes to the Americans for the remainder of the War of 1812.

Commodore Barclay lead the heavily armed warship H.M.S. Detroit into battle that bloody September 10th 1813.

Click here to learn more about RH Barclay
Click here to view the letter from Captain Barclay to Sir James Yeo

Captain Perry

Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry was the commander of the American Naval fleet that met with British forces in The Battle of Lake Erie. Commodore Perry was the captain of the USS Lawrence. Perry is probably most famous for his victory over the British near Put-In-Bay and the Islands of the Western Basin of Lake Erie. In his Message to General Harrison, Perry exclaimed, "We have met the enemy and they are ours".

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