Thursday, August 04, 2011

The Niagara


The Niagara is the largest of the Three Tall Ships that were in Duluth several weeks ago (Length: 1980). After the War of 1812, the original Niagara was scuttled in Erie Harbor.  In 1913 she was bought and reconstructed,  and between 1933 and 1943 another complete reconstruction took place. Masts and rigging were installed in 1963.  By the end of the 1980's, time had again taken its toll on the ship, and the Niagara was closed to the public due to severe deterioration.  In 1988, a new Niagara was built that includes some original timber.

We arrived in Duluth on the last day of the Three Tall Ships appearance and too late to reserve a spot on one of them for a short sail on Lake Superior.  Next year!!

15 comments:

  1. magnifique ce voilier, cela donne envie de devenir un corsaire ;))

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  2. OH a sail on one of those would be devine I think, the visions one could conjur up while rocking gently to and fro on the sea.

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  3. when i see your shot i thing at this song

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  4. My mate Houghton will join you

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  5. It would be a thrill to take a sail on a ship like this. Julie an dI did a Greek Island and Turkish Coast cruse on a four masted ship, but the sails were raised automatically and the ship could operate under power fine without them. The ship looks great under sail.

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  6. Beautiful, Kate! I hope you don't 'miss the boat' next year.

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  7. Really impressive! Wish they were coming to Huron or Ontario. :)

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  8. Thanks for that topsail look.

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  9. Ship's ahoy! Those are some HUGE sails!

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  10. Well, even if you didn't get to sail on them, you were blessed to get to see them up close and get some great photos! Thanks for the commentary, too.

    Looks like the Niagara is on its way out to sea!

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  11. It would be fun to sail on one. I really like the first shot.

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  12. What a beautiful sight to see!

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  13. It is magnificent!

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  14. Gee, it has been several years since I have seen Tall Ships myself. Gunn from Stavanger just finished showing some Tall Ships that were visiting Norway. They have such solid and stately proportions.

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  15. All your ship shots are great but I especially like the one on top of this post. It's fantastic!

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