§ 705.  United States Brig Niagara.
        (a)  Official flagship of Pennsylvania.--The restored United
     States Brig Niagara shall be the official flagship of
     Pennsylvania. It shall be known as the "Flagship of
     Pennsylvania" and its home port shall be Erie, Pennsylvania.
        (b)  Powers and duties of the commission.--The commission
     shall have the power and duty to:
            (1)  Cooperate with the Department of Military Affairs,
        the United States Navy and other appropriate organizations in
        commemorating significant events of our naval and maritime
        heritage.
            (2)  Sail the United States Brig Niagara, within the
        means at its command, to various ports of call and
        commemorative events as the official sailing ambassador for
        Pennsylvania.
            (3)  Charge whatever fees are necessary to maintain the
        vessel and to encourage private financial support as
        appropriate in order to support the United States Brig
        Niagara and its sailing program.
        (c)  Cooperation by public officials with the commission.--
     Commonwealth agencies and political subdivisions shall cooperate
     fully with the commission in support of its naval and maritime
     history program and, to that end, shall:
            (1)  Include the commission in any planning efforts for
        the commemoration of significant events of our naval and
        maritime history.
            (2)  Develop plans with the commission which will utilize
        the United States Brig Niagara as the official flagship of
        Pennsylvania.