U.S. Brig Niagara

On the Trail of History is a series of brief descriptions of PHMC's historic sites and museums.

Commissioned as the Commonwealth’s official flagship in 1990, the United States Brig Niagara is a re-creation of the sailing warship commanded by Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry during the Battle of Lake Erie in September 1813. Today, the vessel – crewed by professionals and volunteers – gives visitors a rare opportunity to see, firsthand, the workings of a nineteenth century warship. The Niagara is used to educate the public about sailing historic ships and naval warfare during the War of 1812. The home port of Niagara is Erie.

U.S. Brig Niagara
The Flagship Niagara League
Post Office Box 862
Erie, Pennsylvania 16512
(814) 452-2744