Perry’s Victory

Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial, Delaware Avenue, Put-in-Bay, OH, USA

Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial was established in honor of those who fought in the Battle of Lake Erie during The War of 1812.  It was on Lake Erie that Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry won the greatest naval battle of the war. This memorial is a doric column that stands 352 feet tall at Put-in-Bay, Ohio. It has an observation deck at 315 feet, topped with a lantern and is one of the tallest monuments in the U.S. Only the Gateway Arch, San Jacinto, and the Washington Monument are taller.

The monument had been closed to the public since 2006 due to concerns about the deterioration of the Observation Deck. Repairs to the deck would require a scaffold system that would provide access to the Observation Deck, Penthouse Level, and lantern. It would also have to accommodate the rigging of up to 3,000 pounds of granite stone required for the repairs.

UBS exceeded requirements by installing a dual 6000 pound capacity personnel/material hoist. Offset from the main structure by specialized ties and brackets, the hoist was over 350 feet high, allowed access to the Observation Deck, and let workers bring in all the necessary materials to do the job.