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

The Lawrence and Niagara

Flagships of Commodore Perry

 
 
The Lawrence and Niagara Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 1, 2009
1. The Lawrence and Niagara Marker
Inscription.  The Lawrence and Niagara, Flagships 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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: MilitaryWar of 1812Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1753.
 
Location. 42° 7.545′ N, 80° 6.51′ W. Marker is in Erie, Pennsylvania, in Erie County. Marker is at the intersection of West 2nd Street and Cascade Street, on the left when traveling west on West 2nd Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Cascade Creek (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Perry's Shipyards (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Cascade Street Docks (approx. 0.3 miles away); Charles Vernon Gridley (approx. 0.4 miles away); 21st Century Erie (approx. 0.4 miles away); Bayfront Metamorphosis (approx.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 1, 2009
2. The Lawrence and Niagara Marker
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0.4 miles away); Presque Isle and the Bay (approx. 0.6 miles away); This Public Pier is Dedicated to (approx. 0.6 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.
 
The Lawrence and Niagara Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 1, 2009
3. The Lawrence and Niagara Marker
View of this historical marker where West 2nd Street bends north and becomes Cascade Street.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 6, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 800 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 7, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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