lookslikeabrig2006Last Friday Rog’s Crane Services came down to the ship and spent about 5 hours with us in order to get a new foremast in place.  The weather wasn’t too bad.  It was in the 20’s but sunny.  I want to extend my great appreciation to the volunteers that came out to help us on a weekday.  That made the difference.  It was a very exciting day with Rob hanging from the crane in the bosun’s chair to the the first climb aloft in the new rig. 

The next step for us is to fine tune all of the shrouds.  The seizings that were done in the shop will be taken out then we will adjust the length of the shroud in order to seize the deadeye in the correct position.  This is a long process that we will most likely get into when our seasonal crew starts to arrive on March 3rd. 

It’s nice to drive down towards Dobbin’s Landing now and see Niagara with both her masts up and both with the appropriate rake angle.  So if you’re in the area take a drive down and check it out.  You can also stop by and say hi.

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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