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

Cascade Creek

 
 
Cascade Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 1, 2009
1. Cascade Creek Marker
Inscription. Cascade Creek is the last of Erie's three original creeks. Its western location saved it from being completely compromised by urbanization. Cascade Creek flows along the bayfront parkway and into a delta behind the western dock. In 1813, Daniel Dobbins established a shipyard at the mouth of the creek where the flagships Lawrence and Niagara were built. The military shipyard later became a commercial boat building center. The western dock, where U.S. Navy "Yard Ferry Class" ships were built during World War II, continued as a shipbuilding and repair facility until the 1980's. Cascade Creek itself has enjoyed a renaissance with local environmental groups having improved water quality to the point where trout have returned to the watercourse.
 
Location. 42° 7.635′ N, 80° 6.406′ W. Marker is in Erie, Pennsylvania, in Erie County. Marker is at the intersection of West Front Street and Plum Street, on the right when traveling west on West Front Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Erie PA 16507, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Lawrence and Niagara (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Cascade Street Docks (approx. 0.2 miles away); 21st Century Erie
Cascade Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 1, 2009
2. Cascade Creek Marker
View of the historical marker that is located just off the north end of Plum Street, on the ridge overlooking Presque Isle Bay.
(approx. mile away); Bayfront Metamorphosis (approx. 0.3 miles away); Charles Vernon Gridley (approx. 0.4 miles away); Perry's Shipyards (approx. 0.4 miles away); Presque Isle and the Bay (approx. 0.4 miles away); Industrial Erie (approx. half a mile 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.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWar of 1812War, World IIWaterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 4, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 7, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 895 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 7, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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