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On the Same Wave Length

Commander Oliver Hazzard Perry's
Battleship Flag - War of 1812
Presque Isle, Lake Erie, PA

Also at Presque Isle

Shared Philosophy
Never give up and keep plodding along


Tuesday, October 11, 2016

A Misty Fall Morning and . . .

a duck on a mission.




Comfortable

around humans
at Presque Isle Pennisula, Lake Erie, PA

Ring-billed Gull
Familiar acrobats of the air, Ring-billed Gulls nimbly pluck tossed tidbits from on high. Comfortable around humans, they frequent parking lots, garbage dumps, beaches, and fields, sometimes by the hundreds. These are the gulls you're most likely to see far away from coastal areas—in fact, most Ring-billed Gulls nest in the interior of the continent, near freshwater. A black band encircling the yellow bill helps distinguish adults from other gulls—but look closely, as some other species have black or red spots on the bill.




Secluded Neighborhood


Misery Bay

 In 1926, the Perry monument was built to commemorate Oliver Hazard Perry on his victory over the British 
in the battle on Lake Erie. 
The monument is a 101 feet (30.8 m) obelisk 
located at Crystal point on Presque Isle.






Perry used the peninsula’s Presque Isle Bay as a place to build six of nine of the ships in his fleet. This location protected the men by creating an obstacle for potential attackers who would have to travel around the peninsula to reach them.

 A replica of Commander Perry's battle flag.

The small bay near the tip of the peninsula was named Misery Bay, Many hardships took place there after the battle, 
in the winters of 1812–1814.