NIAGARA, USS (1813, Brig)
Identification
Year of Build:
1813
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Erie (Presque Isle), PA
Vessel Type:
Brig
Note: Armed with two 12-pounders & eighteen 32-pound carronades. Sister: LAWRENCE.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Builder Name:
Henry Eckford & Noah Brown
Original Owner and Location:
U.S. Navy, Washington, D.C.
Power
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
118'
Beam:
30'
Depth:
9'
Tonnage (old style):
465
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Erie, PA. Lake Erie
Date:
1987
How:
Dismantled.
Notes:
Dismantled & original timbers recovered. Timbers later incorporated into a replica built in 1988. Replica commisioned as "Flagship of Pennsylvania", August 18, 1990. Later made summer cruises on Lakes & coast; also serves as museum to public.
History

Flagship of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry in War of 1812.

1813, Jun First launched.

1813, Sep 10 Defeated, with 8 other ships, a British squadron in Battle of Lake Erie.

1815 - 1820 Served as station ship in Erie, PA.

1820 Scuttled, Misery Bay, Erie, Lake Erie.

1913, Mar 6 Hulk raised & rebuilt at Erie for centennial of Battle of Lake Erie.

1931 State of Pennsylvania took custody & began reconstruction, but

delayed by Depression.

1943 Hull reconstruction completed.

1963 Masts & riggings installed.

1987 Dismantled & original timbers recovered.

1988 Replica constructed with original timbers incorporated.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Contact
Contact
Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
Email:specialcollections@alpenalibrary.org
Website:
Agency street/mail address:
211 N. First Ave.
Alpena, Michigan 49707
USA
(989)356-6188
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NIAGARA, USS (1813, Brig)