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

Scorpion Hall

1985

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, April 12, 2019
1. Scorpion Hall Marker
Inscription.  Launched at Presque Isle in the spring of 1813, the schooner Scorpion was commanded by Sailing Master Stephen Champlin during the Battle of Lake Erie on September 10, 1813. She carried a crew of 35 and was armed with two 32-pounders. The Scorpion fired the first and last shots of the battle, capturing two British schooners at the close of action. In September 1814 while on blockade duty, the Scorpion and Tigress were captured by the British. Renamed HMS Confiance, she served in the Royal Navy for the remainder of the war and was dismantled at Colborne Basin, Ontario.
 
Erected by Pennsylvania State University.
 
Location. 42° 7.009′ N, 79° 58.927′ 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. Turner Hall (a few steps from this marker); Champlin Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Caledonia Hall
Scorpion Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 12, 2019
2. Scorpion Hall Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Ariel Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Elliott Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Packet Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Yarnall Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Somers Hall (within shouting distance of this marker). 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 69 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 15, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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