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Don't Give Up the Ship

 
 
Don't Give Up the Ship Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, April 13, 2018
1. Don't Give Up the Ship Marker
Inscription. Click to hear the inscription.  On this site in the home of Thomas Steuart the summer of 1813, a group of Erie women led by Margaret Forster Steuart made Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry's famous battle flag inspired by the dying words of his friend, Captain James Lawrence of the Frigate Chesapeake. On display today at U.S. Naval Academy, the 9x9 foot flag flew from Perry's flagships, Lawrence and Niagara in the Battle of Lake Erie September 10, 1813.
 
Erected by Erie Insurance Group, Erie County Historical Society.
 
Location. 42° 7.932′ N, 80° 5.056′ W. Marker is in Erie, Pennsylvania, in Erie County. Marker is on East 4th Street east of French Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 133 East 4th Street, Erie PA 16507, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Erie Steam Bakery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lafayette Visit (about 300 feet away); O'Donnell House (about 300 feet away); Historic Erie Flagpole (about 300 feet away); Boston Store Livery & Garage (about 400 feet away); Colt Way
Don't Give Up the Ship Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, April 13, 2018
2. Don't Give Up the Ship Marker
(about 400 feet away); Tibbals House (about 400 feet away); Brewster House (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Erie.
 
Categories. War of 1812Women
 
Oliver Hazard Perry image. Click for full size.
Engraving published by Johnson Fry & Co. (Image courtesy of Tennessee State Library & Archives), circa 1862
3. Oliver Hazard Perry
"Engraving depicts Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry seated on ship's deck. Perry wears U.S. Navy uniform of dark jacket and white trousers. A pistol is tucked in his belt. A large flag emblazoned with the words, "DON'T GIVE UP THE SHIP," waves in the background." - TSL&A

Engraving based on a painting by Alonzo Chappel.

 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 16, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 67 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 16, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   3. submitted on April 17, 2018. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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