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

African American Sailors in the Battle of Lake Erie

 
 
African American Sailors in the Battle of Lake Erie Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Klauk, circa 2001
1. African American Sailors in the Battle of Lake Erie Marker
Inscription.  These skilled seamen were among those who enabled Oliver Hazard Perry to defeat & capture a British Squadron, Sept. 10, 1813. Their participation - critical to victory - secured a place for African Americans in the region's history.
 
Erected 1996 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansWar of 1812. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical date for this entry is September 10, 1813.
 
Location. 42° 8.225′ N, 80° 5.227′ W. Marker is in Erie, Pennsylvania, in Erie County. Marker can be reached from Front Street. Located behind the Erie Maritime Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 150 E Front St, Erie PA 16507, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Flagship Niagara (here, next to this marker); Making of the Flag "Don't Give Up The Ship" (here, next to this marker); USS Michigan Anchor (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Paul Allman Siple (about
African American Sailors in the Battle of Lake Erie Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rudy Guy, September 14, 2008
2. African American Sailors in the Battle of Lake Erie Marker
The marker can be seen between the masts of the brig Niagara. The Erie Maritime Museum is in the background.
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300 feet away); William Leverett Morrison (about 300 feet away); Erie 9-11 Memorial (about 400 feet away); Hero of Gettysburg (about 400 feet away); Freshwater Fishing Capital (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map 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. African Americans in the Battle of Lake. An Erie Maritime Museum historical article. (Submitted on July 24, 2009, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 

2. Erie Maritime Museum. (Submitted on July 24, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 24, 2009, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,441 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 24, 2009, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.

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Oct. 20, 2021