Saturday, February 23, 2008

Flagship Niagara; Erie Maritime Museum Celebrating Anniversaries this year

Celebrating its 20th anniversary of sailing the Great Lakes this season is the Erie-based U.S. Brig NIAGARA. As such, the Flagship Niagara League on Friday announced that on March 12, the vessel will have its mast replaced with a new one. Erie Shipping News will be on hand to cover this event.

The Erie Maritime Museum, where the NIAGARA is based, is celebrating its tenth anniversary this May. The museum offers a great family experience on the history of the maritime culture in the port of Erie. Among the exhibits in the museum are models from the now-defunct Erie Sand fleet, a former steam-powered electricity generating station, many different exhibits on the War of 1812, and a ton of others. I'm not going to spoil it for anyone by revealing everything. I've toured the museum several times now and it's always enjoyable, and highly recommended.

Watch for Part 2 of the BUCKEYE conversion series coming tomorrow.

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