Foremast to be replaced after 18 years in service!

On Saturday, September 19th, we removed the foremast, which is scheduled for replacement this winter. The crew will be working daily from Tuesdays through Saturdays this 2008 Foremast Removal Crewwinter in the basement of the Erie Maritime Museum on the construction of the new standing rigging for the new mast.

The new mast was made several years ago in anticipation of this project. After detecting a small amount of rot, the decision was made this summer to replace the mast now.



2008 Foremast Removal Crew

About Billy Sabatini

I am the Chief Mate of the US Brig Niagara. I've been sailing on Niagara since 2005 and have held the position of Third Mate, Second Mate, Engineer and now Chief Mate. I am also a graduate of Maine Maritime Academy and Tabor Academy and hold a 200 Near Coastal Master's License.
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2 Responses to Foremast to be replaced after 18 years in service!

  1. Is that Goldie with the crutch? I can identify several of those in the photo but not all.

    Jeff H.

  2. Yes, that is Goldie with a crutch. He had a little bit of rope burn on one of his feet.

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