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Myths: Did you know?
The enormous size of the frame, its natural wood tone and nautically-themed decorative details cause many people to think erroneously that it was made from the woodwork of a sailing ship.

Myths: Did you know?
Perry used two different ships during the battle. He started the day in the 20-gun U.S. Brig Lawrence, but transferred to an identical sister ship, the U.S. Brig Niagara, after British gunfire disabled the Lawrence.
Less than 15 minutes after changing ships, Perry sailed the Niagara straight through the British fleet and began bombarding them from behind, prompting a quick end to the battle. Perry transferred back to the Lawrence to receive the British surrender.

Myths: Did you know?

The painting is prominently located in one of the Capitol's grand stairwells