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travel42 Port Guide: Erie

Erie travel42 Port of Call Guide

Erie, Pennsylvania, on the shore of Lake Erie 126 mi/203 km north of Pittsburgh, is Pennsylvania's only Great Lakes port.

Extending out into the lake is Presque Isle State Park, which includes 11 mi/18 km of white-sand beach and 3,200 acres/1,300 hectares of parkland. The park is considered a premier bird-watching area.

Erie's historical attractions include the USS Niagara, a reconstruction of Commodore Perry's second flagship in the victory over the British on Lake Erie in 1813. The...

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