“Don’t give up the ship!” Did you know these words were not originally uttered by Oliver Hazard Perry? How about the controversy surrounding the Flagship Niagara, or Commander James Elliot? In addition to Erie’s Perry 200 Celebration and the Tall Ships Festival, attendees of the original play “Fortunate Victory” were treated to a historical re-enactment […]
Starting Sept 5, Erie will host its second tallships festival, Tall Ships Erie 2013. It kicks off with the Parade of Sail when nine large masted ships – including our own Niagara – will cruise into Presque Isle Bay under full sail, and the city will undergo four days of festivities, lectures, music, and, of […]
The most distinguishing feature of Erie may be the sparkling waters of the lake that is the city’s namesake. And where the two Eries meet is one of the city’s most distinguishing attractions: the Lake Erie bayfront. Just a few blocks from Gannon’s campus, the bayfront offers lots of activities for all year round.