Remembering the American victory at the Battle of Lake Erie

Sep 10, 2013


A huge boat building effort was made in Detroit before the Battle of Lake Erie, according to MSU historian Roger Rosentreter.

For the United States, the War of 1812 took a turn for the better on this date 200 years ago. American naval forces defeated the British in The Battle of Lake Erie. The victory secured the lake and ensured that Michigan and Ohio would remain the sovereign territory of the U.S.A.

Current State’s Scott Pohl talked with MSU historian Roger Rosentreter about the Battle of Lake Erie.