"I am Josiah Briggs!"
...or I will be him (briefly) for the historic reenactment of the Battle of Lake Erie this Labor Day! Josiah Briggs was an American private who served on the schooner Scorpion in this historic naval battle.
This historic clash marked the first time the British Navy ever lost a battle. The Americans captured the entire squadron of British ships.
Commodore Perry wrote the famous message to his superiors to tell of the Victory:
"We have met the enemy and they are ours!"
Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial on South Bass Island
It is perfect timing to have this historic reenactment take place when I am embarking on my third Great Lakes Adventure, this time exploring many of the islands of the Great Lakes! This experience will be part of my third book,
A 1,000-MILE GREAT LAKES
which will be published by Crickhollow books of Milwaukee in 2015.
Learn more about this historic event at: http://battleoflakeerie-bicentennial.com/
And about my participation HERE.