Relics from the "Niagara" in wooden frame (Souvenirs from battle of Lake Erie)

Object Number: 
1933.249a-e
Date: 
ca. 1813
Medium: 
Wood, fiber, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 36 x 26 x 6 in. ( 91.4 x 66 x 15.2 cm )
Description: 
Five relics from the "Niagara," including a mainstay, an eye bolt, a block and tackle, a dead eye, and a stanchion, removed from the vessel when she was raised from the bottom of Lake Erie in 1913.
Gallery Label: 
These relics were removed from the U.S. Brig "Niagara" when she was raised from the bottom of Lake Erie in 1913. Oliver Hazard Perry commanded the "Niagara" to victory over the British during the Battle of Lake Erie on September 10, 1813.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Richard C. McKay
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group