Wood fragment from battleship Niagara

Object Number: 
2008.42.405
Date: 
ca. 1812
Medium: 
Wood, brass, paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 119 x 57.6 x 17.4mm (4 11/16 x 2 1/4 x 11/16 in.)
Description: 
Wood fragment with brass plaque affixed: "SOUVENIR BATTLE OF LAKE ERIE. SEPTEMBER 10th. 1813./ PIECE OF STANCHIO FROM PERRYS/ BATTLESHIP "NIAGARA" ". According to a typed note accompanying the piece, it was given to donor McKay by Captain W. L. Morrison, of Erie, PA, who raised the remains of Niagara from Lake Erie in 1913.
Gallery Label: 
Added to the Naval History donation in 1932; gift of Richard McKay.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Naval History Society, 1925
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group