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|BNI aboard the Brig Niagara thanks to Erie FCU and Flagship Niagara League|
|Posted on Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 2:55 PM|
Erie Federal Credit Union has partnered with the Barber National Institute and the Flagship Niagara League (FNL) to sponsor an educational day sail for adults with intellectual disabilities September 25. During the sail, adults learned about life on the historic vessel including how to tie knots and set sail, and the role that the Niagara played in the War of 1812.
All parties involved were thrilled with the result of the venture.
The U.S. Brig Niagara is owned by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, and is operated by the Flagship Niagara League (FNL), a 501 (C) 3 non-profit educational associate organization of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC), chartered to facilitate citizen participation and operation of the U.S. Brig Niagara and its homeport, Erie Maritime Museum.
For photos from the day, please click here.