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Captain Daniel Dobbins

(1776 - 1856)

 
 
Captain Daniel Dobbins Marker image. Click for full size.
June 24, 2008
1. Captain Daniel Dobbins Marker
Inscription. Erie merchant mariner, naval officer, born in Mifflin County. Captured by the British during the War of 1812, Dobbins escaped, went to Washington to report the fall of Forts Mackinac and Detroit. Appointed a sailing master in the US Navy, he returned to Erie to supervise the construction of a squadron of warships later commanded by O.H. Perry in the Battle of Lake Erie. Dobbins served in the US Navy and Revenue Cutter Service for thirty years.
 
Erected 2003 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 42° 8.26′ N, 80° 5.443′ W. Marker is in Erie, Pennsylvania, in Erie County. Marker is at the intersection of State Street and Dobbins Landing, in the median on State Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Erie PA 16507, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Alexis de Tocqueville (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Making of the Flag "Don't Give Up The Ship" (approx. 0.2 miles away); Flagship Niagara (approx. 0.2 miles away); African American Sailors in the Battle of Lake Erie (approx. 0.2 miles away); Paul Allman Siple
Captain Daniel Dobbins Marker image. Click for full size.
June 24, 2008
2. Captain Daniel Dobbins Marker
Bicentennial Tower on Dobbins Landing is in background.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); William Leverett Morrison (approx. 0.2 miles away but has been reported missing); USS Michigan Anchor (approx. mile away); Erie 9-11 Memorial (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Erie.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .
1. Captain Daniel Dobbins. (Submitted on July 5, 2008.)
2. The Escape of Daniel Dobbins, Frontier Mariner. (Submitted on July 5, 2008.)
3. Daniel Dobbins. (Submitted on July 24, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Additional keywords. USS Niagara; Oliver Hazard Perry.
 
Categories. Notable PersonsWar of 1812Waterways & Vessels
 
Captain Daniel Dobbins Marker with the brig <i>Niagara</i> visible at its berth in background image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, July 3, 2009
3. Captain Daniel Dobbins Marker with the brig Niagara visible at its berth in background
Captain Daniel Dobbins image. Click for more information.
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4. Captain Daniel Dobbins
Downtown Erie, PA image. Click for full size.
June 24, 2008
5. Downtown Erie, PA
Looking south at Erie (and marker) from the Bicentennial Tower.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on . This page has been viewed 1,817 times since then and 19 times this year. Last updated on . Photos:   1, 2. submitted on .   3, 4. submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   5. submitted on . • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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