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U.S. Brig Niagara 

The Niagara played a decisive role in the victorious Battle of Lake Erie on September 10, 1813, during the War of 1812. Although scuttled in 1820, it was raised and rebuilt with many of the original timbers in 1913 to mark the centennial of the battle. Many renovations later, it was launched again on September 10, 1988, in celebration of the 175th anniversary.

Originally submitted by: Phil English, Representative (21st District).

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