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

Making of the Flag “Don't Give Up The Ship”

 
 
Making of the Flag "Don't Give Up The Ship" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel
1. Making of the Flag "Don't Give Up The Ship" Marker
Inscription. Steadfast in the face of war in the summer of 1813, seven brave Erie women stitched the flag that Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry carried into battle. British ships were on Lake Erie poised for attack. Although many fled south, Margaret Forster Steuart, her sister Dorcas, and five nieces remained to complete this rallying banner. The flag is preserved at the US Naval Academy Museum in Annapolis, Md., and its words have become a Navy motto.
 
Erected 2016 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 42° 8.228′ N, 80° 5.231′ W. Marker is in Erie, Pennsylvania, in Erie County. Touch for map. Located behind the Erie Maritime Museum at the Flagship Niagara. Marker is at or near this postal address: 150 E Front Street, Erie PA 16507, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Flagship Niagara (here, next to this marker); African American Sailors in the Battle of Lake Erie (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
Making of the Flag "Don't Give Up The Ship" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel
2. Making of the Flag "Don't Give Up The Ship" Marker
Flagship Niagara in the background
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.
 
Also see . . .  Object 11: Don't Give Up The Ship Flag. A History of the Navy in 100 Objects (Submitted on November 26, 2016.) 
 
Categories. War of 1812Waterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 26, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 26, 2016, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 130 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 26, 2016, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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