Presque Isle and the Bay

Presque Isle and the Bay (HM270C)

Location: Erie, PA 16507 Erie County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 7.815', W 80° 5.944'

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The seascape from the bluffs is essentially unchanged from the 1700's. Presque Isle Peninsula forms a lush green background and protects the bay from Lake Erie, which is visible on the horizon. Early sailors declared Erie's protected natural harbor the "Jewel of the Great Lakes". The protected bay was responsible for Erie's genesis as a maritime town with the building of the Naval fleet for the War of 1812. Later, it encouraged local boat building, commercial fishing and ice harvesting industries while it served as a magnet for Great Lakes and international shipping. The decision to make Presque Isle a state park in the 1920's assured the pristine state of the bay for generations to come.
HM NumberHM270C
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Date Added Wednesday, April 18th, 2018 at 7:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 574461 N 4664630
Decimal Degrees42.13025000, -80.09906667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 7.815', W 80° 5.944'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 7' 48.9" N, 80° 5' 56.64" W
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Area Code(s)814
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 340 Bayfront Promenade, Erie PA 16507, US
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