Category Archives: Captain’s Logs

Niagara Arrives in Bayfield, WI

After hoisting the boats at Isle Royale yesterday, we shook out the reefs in the tops’ls and spanker, set most of the ship’s sail area before screaming down Lake Superior, close hauled on a northwest breeze of 15-20 knots. The … Continue reading

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The 2009 Sailing Schedule For Niagara is Published!

In 2009, the US Brig Niagara will be sailing out of her home port in Erie, Pennsylvania on several voyages to exciting destinations on the Great Lakes! We will also be flying the flag at home quite a bit in … Continue reading

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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 winter in the basement of the Erie Maritime Museum on the construction of the … Continue reading

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Ever Seen Niagara Hauled Out? Another Successful Drydocking- Fall 2006

I regret that I am rather late with this entry, but some of you may wish to see the flickr pics from shipyard and know what they are about. In the last drydocking in 2004, we replaced two planks (one … Continue reading

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Erie to Cleveland

July 10 to July 16, 2006  On July 10th we departed Erie toward Cleveland, Ohio. Although the passage was expected to be less than two days, we had provisions onboard for nearly a week. We had loaded about five tons … Continue reading

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Captain’s Report: 2006 Navigation and Operations Summary

Navigation Summary Total Distance: 1,741.5 NM Total Time of Passages: 446.5 hours (18.6 days) Average Speed: 3.9 knots Distance Sailed: 497.5 NM (29%) Distance Motored: 1244 NM (71%) Sailing Time: 162 hours–or- 6.75 days (36%) Motoring Time: 212.5 hours – … Continue reading

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