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Construction of Perry's Fleet and Life of a Sailor

Join the Park Naturalist at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center in Room 112 to learn how vital Presque Isle was to the War of 1812 and how the fleet was built. View some of the tools used and techniques that shipwrights used to build the fleet in 6 months during an Erie winter. Learn what life was like for those who served on those vessels once they set sail. No fee or registration for this event.

Programming is subject to modification or cancellation at the discretion of park staff. If you need an accommodation to participate in Park activities due to a disability, please contact Presque Isle State Park at 814-833-7424 to make arrangements for your visit. With at least three days’ notice, interpreters for people who are deaf or hard of hearing are available for educational programs. Please call the Erie ASL Interpreters’ Office at (814) 806-2511 for more information about this service

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 10:00am to 12:00pm

Presque Isle State Park
301 Peninsula Drive, Suite 1, Erie, PA 16505-2042


State Parks


Educational Programs



Target Audience

Children, Senior Citizens, Families

Exact Location

Tom Ridge Environmental Center, 301 Peninsula Dr., Suite 1, Erie, PA 16505

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