Erie in Erie County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
William Leverett Morrison
Lieutenant-Commander U.S. Naval Reserve Force
—Citizen - Sailor - Oﬃcer - Friend —
Under his direction, the Pennsylvania Naval Militia in 1910 used the ship as its training base and on April 10, 1917, marched to active duty in the European Theatre of World War 1.
He commanded the ship from 1910 until her last cruise in 1923, when the port piston rod failed from crystallization after exactly 80 years service. Repairs were denied by the Navy Department.
This marker is erected in 1954 as a record of love, respect, reverence and devotion by those who have served under him.
Location. 42° 8.173′ N, 80° 5.203′ W. Marker is in Erie, Pennsylvania, in Erie County. Marker is on East Front Street east of State Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 150 East Front Street, Erie PA 16507, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Paul Allman Siple (a few steps from this marker); USS Michigan Anchor (within shouting distance of this marker); Erie 9-11 Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct Hero of Gettysburg (about 300 feet away); Flagship Niagara (about 300 feet away); African American Sailors in the Battle of Lake Erie (about 300 feet away); Making of the Flag "Don't Give Up The Ship" (about 400 feet away); Freshwater Fishing Capital (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Erie.
More about this marker. This marker is located in front of the Erie Maritime Museum.
Categories. • War, World I • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on April 20, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 26, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 546 times since then and 11 times this year. Last updated on April 15, 2018, by Devry Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. Photos: 1. submitted on April 19, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 2. submitted on July 2, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.