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

Presque Isle and the Bay

 
 
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By Devry Jones, April 13, 2018
1. Presque Isle and the Bay Marker
Inscription. The seascape from the bluffs is essentially unchanged from the 1700's. Presque Isle Peninsula forms a lush green background and protects the bay from Lake Erie, which is visible on the horizon. Early sailors declared Erie's protected natural harbor the "Jewel of the Great Lakes". The protected bay was responsible for Erie's genesis as a maritime town with the building of the Naval fleet for the War of 1812. Later, it encouraged local boat building, commercial fishing and ice harvesting industries while it served as a magnet for Great Lakes and international shipping. The decision to make Presque Isle a state park in the 1920's assured the pristine state of the bay for generations to come.
 
Location. 42° 7.815′ N, 80° 5.944′ W. Marker is in Erie, Pennsylvania, in Erie County. Marker is on Bayfront Promenade east of Walnut Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 340 Bayfront Promenade, Erie PA 16507, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Industrial Erie (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bayfront Metamorphosis (about 700 feet away); 21st Century Erie (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Cascade Street Docks
Presque Isle and the Bay Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, April 13, 2018
2. Presque Isle and the Bay Marker
(approx. mile away); The Ariel, Porcupine, Scorpion and Tigress (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Erie Extension Canal (approx. 0.4 miles away); Cascade Creek (approx. 0.4 miles away); Charles Vernon Gridley (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Erie.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceParks & Recreational AreasWar of 1812Waterways & Vessels
 
Presque Isle and the Bay Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, April 13, 2018
3. Presque Isle and the Bay Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 18, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 16, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 49 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 16, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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