Erie Maritime Museum
150 E. Front St.
Erie, PA 16507
Region: Pennsylvania's Great Lakes Region
Take a tour of the historic Battle of Erie aboard the United States Brig Niagara, a reconstruction of an early nineteenth century warship of the United States Navy. The Battle took place on September 10, 1813, when nine small ships defeated a British squadron of six vessels. This pivotal event in the War of 1812 secured the Northwest Territory, opened supply lines and lifted the nation's morale. Visit the Web site for more details.