History of the Brig Niagara
Walter Rybka, Senior Captain of the Flagship Niagara, talked about the reconstructed relief flagship of Commodore Oliver Hazard… read more
Walter Rybka, Senior Captain of the Flagship Niagara, talked about the reconstructed relief flagship of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry. The Niagara, part of a fleet constructed in Erie during the War of 1812, is both a historical artifact and teaching tool, serving as a Sailing School Vessel.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2013 LCV Cities Tour” in Erie, Pennsylvania, from September 16-20 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Time Warner Cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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