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Erie in Erie County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Ariel, Porcupine, Scorpion and Tigress

Gunboats of Commodore Perry

 
 
The Ariel, Porcupine, Scorpion and Tigress Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 1, 2009
1. The Ariel, Porcupine, Scorpion and Tigress Marker
Inscription. The Ariel, Porcupine, Scorpion and Tigress, gunboats of Commodore Perry, in the Battle of Lake Erie, Sep. 10, 1813, were built on the bay front, 100 yards north of this spot, early in the same year.
 
Erected 1913 by Erie County Historical Society.
 
Location. 42° 7.975′ N, 80° 5.578′ W. Marker is in Erie, Pennsylvania, in Erie County. Marker is on West Front Street 0 miles west of Sassafras Street, on the right when traveling west. 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. Captain Daniel Dobbins (approx. 0.3 miles away); Cashier's House (approx. 0.4 miles away); William Leverett Morrison (approx. 0.4 miles away but has been reported missing); Erie County (approx. 0.4 miles away); Paul Allman Siple (approx. 0.4 miles away); Alexis de Tocqueville (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lafayette Visit (approx. 0.4 miles away); USS Michigan Anchor (approx. 0.4 miles 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.
 
Categories. MilitaryNotable EventsWar of 1812Waterways & Vessels
 
The Ariel, Porcupine, Scorpion and Tigress Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 1, 2009
2. The Ariel, Porcupine, Scorpion and Tigress Marker
View of historical marker, located on the north side of West Front Street, situated on the ridge overlooking Presque Isle Bay.
The Ariel, Porcupine, Scorpion and Tigress Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 1, 2009
3. The Ariel, Porcupine, Scorpion and Tigress Marker
View of historical marker on the ridge overlooking Presque Isle Bay, looking to the background area to the northeast.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 732 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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