Thursday, September 19, 7:00 – 8:00 PM
USS Niagara, more commonly known as Brig Niagara, served as the relief flagship for Oliver Hazard Perry in the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812. The ship was constructed to protect the Lake Erie coastline from the British, and played a pivotal role in the battle for the lake. Brig Niagara was sunk for preservation purposes in 1820, then raised in 1913 for the centennial of the Battle of Lake Erie.
Join Edd Hale, a volunteer crew member on the Brig Niagara, at the library for a talk about how the Niagara helped win the War of 1812, and how it is now used as Pennsylvania’s Flagship based out of Erie. Registration is required.