Harkins applauds Flagship Niagara League, Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission’s agreement on continued partnership

HARRISBURG, March 25 – In a move that will continue a longstanding Erie legacy, the Flagship Niagara League’s Board of Directors voted to move forward with becoming the associate group for the Erie Maritime Museum, state Rep. Pat Harkins, D-Erie, announced today.

While a few underlying issues, such as the future of the Lettie G. Howard and other FNL sailing programs, still need to be addressed, Harkins expressed optimism that another organization with a shared vision will continue the proud tradition of these programs.

“This teamwork-oriented approach ensures the story of Erie’s rich history continues to be told,” said Harkins. “Preserving and maintaining key relics, such as the U.S. Brig Niagara, is critical in our collective quest of understanding the framework of our region’s history.

“This ongoing collaboration will allow for diverse, interactive educational experiences for visitors that highlight key events like the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812. I am ecstatic this endeavor will continue benefiting the wonderful people of the Greater Erie community.”