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

Flagship Niagara

 
 
Flagship Niagara Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Klauk, circa 2001
1. Flagship Niagara Marker
Inscription. Restored flagship of Capt. Oliver Hazard Perry in the Battle of Lake Erie, Sept. 10, 1813.
 
Erected 1941 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 42° 8.225′ N, 80° 5.227′ W. Marker is in Erie, Pennsylvania, in Erie County. Marker can be reached from Front Street. Touch for map. Located behind the Erie Maritime Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 150 E Front St, Erie PA 16507, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. African American Sailors in the Battle of Lake Erie (here, next to this marker); Making of the Flag "Don't Give Up The Ship" (here, next to this marker); USS Michigan Anchor (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Paul Allman Siple (about 300 feet away); Erie 9-11 Memorial (about 400 feet away); Captain Daniel Dobbins (approx. 0.2 miles away); Alexis de Tocqueville (approx. mile away); Presque Isle Forts (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Erie.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .
1. Erie Maritime Museum
Flagship Niagara and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rudy Guy, September 14, 2008
2. Flagship Niagara and Marker
Marker is behind the forward mast. The Erie Maritime Museum is in the background.
. (Submitted on July 24, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. Wikipedia Entry for the US Brig Niagara (museum ship). (Submitted on July 24, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
3. Wikipedia entry for Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry. (Submitted on July 27, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Categories. War of 1812Waterways & Vessels
 
Previous incarnation of Brig <i>Niagara</i> at pier in Erie during the 1980s image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, circa 1986
3. Previous incarnation of Brig Niagara at pier in Erie during the 1980s
In drydock at its original location on State Street.
The brig <i>Niagara</i>, the official flagship of Pennsylvania image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, July 3, 2009
4. The brig Niagara, the official flagship of Pennsylvania
At berth near the Bicentennial Tower. Reconstructed in 1988, this is the third incarnation of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry's second flagship at the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812. It incorporates timbers from its original construction at Dobbins' shipyard.
Painting by William Henry Powell image. Click for full size.
By William Henry Powell, 1873
5. Painting by William Henry Powell
Depicting Perry's transfer to the Niagara during the Battle of Lake Erie.
Flagship Niagara Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 26, 2012
6. Flagship Niagara Marker
View of the U.S.S. Niagara, tied up at the port of Toledo, during Navy Day, 2012.
<i>Remains at water's edge of U.S. Brig Niagara, flagship of Commodore Perry...</i> image. Click for full size.
By Ekstrand (Erie, PA), circa 1913
7. Remains at water's edge of U.S. Brig Niagara, flagship of Commodore Perry...
This image, provided courtesy of the Library of Congress, depicts the Niagara in 1913 prior to its reconstruction for the centennial of the Battle of Lake Erie.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 24, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,058 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 24, 2009, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   3, 4. submitted on July 24, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   5. submitted on April 15, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   6. submitted on October 9, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   7. submitted on October 11, 2012. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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