The Erie Maritime Museum commemorates one of the pivotal naval battles in our nation’s history. At the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812, Oliver Hazard Perry defeated the British onboard the US Brig Niagara encouraging his men with the infamous phrase “Don’t give up the ship!”.
He later wrote of the battle to his superiors, coining the phrase “We have met the enemy and they are ours!”.
This museum is an amazing example of American History and how important it is to remember what the United States was built on.
About the Erie Maritime Museum 0:20
Museum Entry Area 1:05
Background of the Battle of Lake Erie 1:37
“We have met the Enemy…” 3:17
US Brig Niagara 4:50
A Sailor’s Life in 1812 6:33
African American Sailors 7:52
Museum Educator Talks USS Michigan/Wolverine 8:31
Ships, Lighthouses, and Uniforms 11:12
Why is it called the BRIG Niagara? 12:50
Museum Gift Shop 13:54
Parting Thoughts 14:46