Brig Niagara, Erie

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    The Brig Niagara
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    The Brig Niagara
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    The Brig Niagara
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    Sail aboard the Brig Niagara on Lake Erie

    by nuttyfudge1 Updated Nov 13, 2008
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    This is a great history lesson about the war of 1812. Ride in the brig Niagara,and help put up the sails by hand. The captain gives a talk of the battle for Lake Erie and the hero Comodore Perry. His battlecry was "Don't give up the ship"

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    Sail back in time with the U.S. Brig Niagara

    by James_Lawrence Written May 2, 2006

    The original brig Niagara was built in Erie in 1812-1813. She sailed from Erie to the Western end of Lake Erie in September 1813 to engage the British fleet.

    After the British were defeated, Commodore Oliver H. Perry uttered the now famous words:
    "We have met the enemy and they are ours-- two ships, two brigs, one schooner and one sloop."

    If you visit the Erie Maritime Museum, you will get a great history lesson about the Niagara, the Battle of Lake Erie, and Commodore Perry.

    You'll be able to tour the brig with admission, and if you plan ahead, you may be able to go for a sail out on Lake Erie. Contact the museum about a "day sail". It's an amazing experience.

    The Niagara is sometimes away from its homeport in Erie, so visit the website or call the museum before you go.

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    Sail back in time with the U.S. Brig Niagara

    by James_Lawrence Written May 2, 2006

    The original brig Niagara was built in Erie in 1812-1813. She sailed from Erie to the Western end of Lake Erie in September 1813 to engage the British fleet.

    After the British were defeated, Commodore Oliver H. Perry uttered the now famous words:
    "We have met the enemy and they are ours-- two ships, two brigs, one schooner and one sloop."

    If you visit the Erie Maritime Museum, you will get a great history lesson about the Niagara, the Battle of Lake Erie, and Commodore Perry.

    You'll be able to tour the brig with admission, and if you plan ahead, you may be able to go for a sail out on Lake Erie. Contact the museum about a "day sail". It's an amazing experience.

    The Niagara is sometimes away from its homeport in Erie, so visit the website or call the museum before you go.

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  • U.S. Brig Niagara

    by Naylo11 Written Jun 19, 2003

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    Erie is home to the U.S. Brig (Flagship) Niagara, the ship Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry commanded in the Battle of Lake Erie. The ship sails the Great Lakes during the summer visiting several cities along the way. When it is in port, the ship is open to walking tours and sailing tours. It is a great piece of history and I would encourage you to see it! Visit http://www.brigniagara.org/ to learn more about it. While you're there, you might want to check out the Erie Maritime Museum as well!

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    The Brig Niagara

    by Jim_Eliason Written Jul 12, 2006

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    This is a recreation of the ship commanded by Commodore Perry during the battle of Lake Erie in the war of 1812. During the summer months cruises are available.

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