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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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: MilitaryNotable EventsWar of 1812Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1813.
 
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. 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. The Erie Extension Canal (here, next to this marker); Dobbins Lane (approx. ¼ mile away); Canal Basin (approx. ¼ mile away); Industrial Erie (approx. 0.3 miles away); Freshwater Fishing Capital (approx. 0.3 miles away); This Public Pier is Dedicated to (approx.
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.
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0.3 miles away); Captain Daniel Dobbins (approx. 0.3 miles away); Horace Greeley (approx. 0.4 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 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 was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 7, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 855 times since then and 17 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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