Mission Statement: To promote industrial, commercial and recreational opportunities on Presque Isle Bay and adjacent waters.
The Port of Erie is located on the southeast shore of Lake Erie in a natural bay formed and sheltered by Presque Isle, Pennsylvania. Erie´s harbor entrance channel is 29 feet deep.
A city born on the water of one of America’s Great Lakes, Erie, Pennsylvania is a region with roots in the forging of our nation’s democracy.
It was a frontier businessman who brought recognition to the area, financing and overseeing the building of a fleet of warships for the Battle of 1812. Daniel Dobbins crossed enemy lines to petition President Madison for funds to outfit a young naval officer, Oliver Hazard Perry.
History speaks well of Perry, who on defeating the British force, notified the president that “We have met the enemy and they are ours.”
That decisive battle set a legacy for success that still reverberates in Pennsylvania’s fourth largest city.
The Port of Erie is located on the southeast shore of Lake Erie in a natural bay formed and sheltered by Presque Isle peninsula. Originally home to the Eriez Indians of the Iroquois family, Lake Erie’s trade and military advantage brought settlers from Britain, France, and America.
Today, the crystal clear waters of Lake Erie offer local residents and visitors from around the world yearlong recreation and relaxing natural beauty.
The Port of Erie and O-N Minerals Erie offer cargo shippers on the Great Lakes/Seaway System the finest facilities available. With 85 million people within a 500 mile radius, Port Erie and O-N Minerals are at the hub of the US and Canadian Industrial Center. Erie also boasts Donjon Shipbuilding & Repair.
Board of Directors
Jeffrey J. Johnson
Sharon L. Knoll
Raymond P. Schreckengost
Amos Goodwine, Jr.
(814) 455-7557 Ext. 223
Douglas C. Pomorski
Dir. of Operations/Harbormaster
(814) 455-7557, Ext. 224
Mary E. Simmons
Chief Financial Officer/Grants Administrator
(814) 455-7557, Ext. 222
(814) 455-7557, Ext. 229
Deputy Department of Operations/Dockmaster
(814) 455-7557, Ext. 221
Timothy M. Sennett, Esq.
Msgr. L. T. Snyderwine
Port Chaplain/Advisory Board
Accountant/IT Manager/Events Coordinator
(814) 455-7557, Ext. 225
The Erie -Western Pennsylvania Port Authority has the following positions available:
(No current openings)