Thursday, August 04, 2011
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!!