Building Niagara

The hull and deck planking is complete. A number of deck fittings and furniture are completed – including fife rails, capstan, and bildge pump. The completed model will be have details more similar to Chapelle’s historical reconstrution than the current Niagara. For example sweep ports have been placed at deck level, an alternate configuation for […]

U.S. Brig Niagara

Two cannon and 18 carronades (two shown) have been built for the armament.   Planking has begun. The bulwarks were done first. Planking belts have been laid out for the lower hull.   At this point the bulkheads have been shaped. Also, it can be seen that gun ports (as well as sweep ports) have […]