Monday, June 25, 2012

Matthew C Perry

Touro Park, Newport, RI

Just up from the mysterious Old Stone Mill stands this statue of Cmdr. Matthew C Perry, a commander in the US Navy who distinguished himself in battle during the Mexican-American War and the War of 1812.  He recognized the importance of steam power and is considered to be The Father of the Steam Navy".  He also played a very important role in the opening of Japan to the west, which explains this pagoda type structure found nearby.

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