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

Trippe Hall

2018

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, April 12, 2019
1. Trippe Hall Marker
Inscription.  Originally named Contractor, the sloop Trippe was purchased by the US Navy in 1812. Under the command of Lieutenant Thomas Holdup, she carred a crew of 35 and was armed with one 32-pounder. During the Battle of Lake Erie on September 10, 1813, she fought a long-range duel with two British ships, severely damaging them. Along with the schooner Scorpion, she helped capture two British ships during the battle. Later she was used to ferry supplies for General William Harrison. After British troops force the evacuation of Buffalo in October 1813, they set fire to the abandoned sloop, completely destroying her and the supplies on board.
 
Erected by Pennsylvania State University.
 
Location. 42° 6.94′ N, 79° 59.062′ W. Marker is in Erie, Pennsylvania, in Erie County. Marker can be reached from Jordan Road south of Technology Drive, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Erie PA 16510, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Almy Hall (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ohio Hall
Trippe Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 12, 2019
2. Trippe Hall Marker
(about 300 feet away); Elliott Hall (about 700 feet away); Scorpion Hall (about 700 feet away); Turner Hall (about 800 feet away); Champlin Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Yarnall Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ariel Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Erie.
 
Categories. War of 1812Waterways & Vessels
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 15, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 15, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 30 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 15, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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