Lords of the lake: the naval war on Lake Ontario, 1812-1814

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R. Brass Studio, 1998 - History - 411 pages
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Of all the struggles that took place along the border between the United States and Britain's provinces in Canada during the War of 1812, the one that lasted the longest was the battle for control of Lake Ontario. Because the armies depended on the lake for transportation, controlling it was a key element in the war on land. Both Britain and the US threw manpower and resources into efforts to build inland navies, culminating on the British side in a ship larger than Nelson's "Victory." This is the first full-length study of this aspect of the War of 1812.

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I really want to give this book a 4.5 or 4.8. It is a fantastic book missing only a strong conclusion of why the campaigns on Lake Ontario were "failures" based on combat but successes based on each ... Read full review

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