Dobbins Landing

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Dobbins Landing
CarriesState Street
SpansPresque Isle Bay
LocaleErie, Pennsylvania Pennsylvania
Coordinates42°08′15.89″N 80°05′26.35″W / 42.1377472°N 80.0906528°W / 42.1377472; -80.0906528

Dobbins Landing is a popular tourist area located at the edge of Presque Isle Bay at the terminus of State Street in Erie, Pennsylvania. Consisting of a wharf and adjoining facilities, the landing includes the Bicentennial Tower, the Sheraton Erie Hotel, and the Bayfront Convention Center.

The landing is named after Captain Daniel Dobbins, an early 19th-century sailing master in the U.S. Navy who supervised the construction of a squadron of warships used in the Battle of Lake Erie.[1] During the summer months, the Presque Isle Water Taxi travels between Dobbins Land and Presque Isle State Park.


  1. ^ "Captain Daniel Dobbins". Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Retrieved 2007-10-31.[permanent dead link]

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