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Perry's Shipyards

 
 
Perry's Shipyards Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, March 20, 2011
1. Perry's Shipyards Marker
Inscription.  Perry's ships, the Lawrence, the Niagara, and the Ariel, were built in spring, 1813, at the foot of this street. His warehouses, blockhouse, and lookout station were also located there.
 
Erected 1946 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1813.
 
Location. 42° 7.311′ N, 80° 6.367′ W. Marker is in Erie, Pennsylvania, in Erie County. Marker is at the intersection of West 6th Street (Pennsylvania Route 5) and Cascade Street on West 6th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1002 West 6th Street, 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. Charles Vernon Gridley (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Lawrence and Niagara (approx. 0.3 miles away); Cascade Creek (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Cascade Street Docks (approx. half a mile away);
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21st Century Erie (approx. half a mile away); Bayfront Metamorphosis (approx. 0.6 miles away); Presque Isle and the Bay (approx. 0.7 miles away); Watson-Curtze Mansion (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Erie.
 
Also see . . .  Oliver Hazard Perry at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on July 11, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Perry's Shipyards Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, March 20, 2011
2. Perry's Shipyards Marker
Captain Oliver Hazard Perry, USN (1785-1819) image. Click for full size.
Portrait in oils by Edward L. Mooney, 1839
3. Captain Oliver Hazard Perry, USN (1785-1819)
Naval History and Heritage Command [#KN-2783]
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 992 times since then and 192 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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