September 10th marks the 205th anniversary of the Battle of Lake Erie and the 30th anniversary of the launch of the Niagara ship.
The Erie Maritime Museum and the Flagship Niagara League took time out Monday to commemorate the battle by having a ceremony outside of the maritime museum. A volunteer from the museum says this ceremony is held to honor veterans on both sides of the battle. During the Battle of Lake Erie, nearly 68 men were killed and another 109 Americans were wounded.
“Erie is where the Oliver Hazard Perry Squadron was built and so to have Niagara remain as continual presence here reminds us of our roots,” said Linda Bolla, volunteer, Erie Maritime Museum.
The president of the Flagship Niagara League, Ross Aresco was the master of ceremonies.