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South Street Seaport Schooner Lettie G Howard Heading for Lake Erie

The South Street Seaport Museum‘s historic Georges Banks fishing schooner Lettie G. Howard will be spending the next two summers in Lake Erie at the Erie Maritime Museum in a collaboration with the Flagship Niagara League. The schooner will be partnering with … Continue reading

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Good News — State of Pennsylvania Commits $4.8 Million to Overhaul Brig Niagara

Good News — the State of Pennsylvania has committed $4.8 million for a major overhaul of the Brig Niagara.  As reported by YourErie.com:  “Maintaining the Brig Niagara, a sea-going legacy of American freedom and the sacrifices of the men who sailed her … Continue reading

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“We Have Met the Enemy and They Are Ours” – Commemorating the Battle of Lake Erie 2013

Oliver Hazard Perry‘s message to his superiors was brief: “We have met the enemy and they are ours; two ships, two brigs, one schooner and one sloop.”  Perry’s victory at the Battle of Lake Erie on September 10, 1813, was one … Continue reading

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Sailing the Brig Niagara, Armchair Sailor No More

Retiree Edd Hale writes in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette about surrendering his status as an armchair sailor to sail the Great Lakes in the Brig Niagara, a replica of the Master Commandant Oliver Hazard Perry‘s flagship on which he won the Battle of Lake Erie, one … Continue reading

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Pride of Baltimore II, U.S. Brig Niagara, and Lynx at the 2011 Duluth Music and Maritime Festival July 15 -18

The  Pride of Baltimore II, the Brig Niagara, and the privateer Lynx will on hand for the 2011 Duluth Music and Maritime Festival  starting on Friday July 15 and running through Monday, July 18.  Music, food, and tall ships – it sounds … Continue reading

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Incredible Year for the Brig Niagara – Awards, Fundraising and Movie Roles !

The Brig Niagara has had an incredible year.   The ship and its captain have been honored with major awards, the organization has raised significant sums to support the ship and the ship has been featured in a new PBS documentary. Just … Continue reading

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Brig Niagara Brings Unwelcome Stowaways to Isle Royale National Park

Another article about stowaways, though of a completely different sort – zebra mussels on the Brig Niagara.  Earlier this month, the Niagara, a historically accurate reconstruction of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry’s victorious 1813 flagship,  visited Isle Royale, an island National Park in northwestern Lake … Continue reading

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Tall Ships Duluth 2010 July 28 – August 3

Tall Ships Duluth 2010 has an impressive line up of ships scheduled for their tall ships festival.  The ships are expected to start arriving in Duluth today.  The Brig Niagara, the Barque Europa, HMS Bounty, the Pride of Baltimore II, the … Continue reading

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At Least it wasn’t Scurvy – Crew of Brig Niagara Struck Down by Salmonella

Last week, twenty six of forty two crew members on the Brig Niagara were sickened by salmonella,  forcing the ship to cut short a visit to a tall ships festival in Cleveland.   Fortunately, the crew is reported to have … Continue reading

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Toronto Hosts Tall Ships

The Redpath Toronto Waterfront Festival started yesterday and will run through July 4th.   The festival is hosting fifteen sailing ships and schooners, including HMS Bounty, the brig Niagara, the Bark Europa, the Pride of Baltimore II,  Brig Roald Amundsen, … Continue reading

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Into the Deep: America, Whaling & the World – a Review

A few days ago, we posted about Ric Burns’ new documentary, Into the Deep: America, Whaling & the World, which will be broadcast tomorrow, May 10, at 9PM on most PBS channel in the United States. I had the opportunity to … Continue reading

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