Don't Give Up the Ship

Don't Give Up the Ship (HM26ZL)

Location: Erie, PA 16507 Erie County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 7.932', W 80° 5.056'

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On this site in the home of Thomas Steuart the summer of 1813, a group of Erie women led by Margaret Forster Steuart made Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry's famous battle flag inspired by the dying words of his friend, Captain James Lawrence of the Frigate Chesapeake. On display today at U.S. Naval Academy, the 9x9 foot flag flew from Perry's flagships, Lawrence and Niagara in the Battle of Lake Erie September 10, 1813.
HM NumberHM26ZL
Placed ByErie Insurance Group, Erie County Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, April 17th, 2018 at 10:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 575682 N 4664860
Decimal Degrees42.13220000, -80.08426667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 7.932', W 80° 5.056'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 7' 55.92" N, 80° 5' 3.36" W
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Area Code(s)814
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 133 E 4th St, Erie PA 16507, US
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