Category Archives: Rigging

The 2013 Seasonal Crew has Arrived!!

     The first day of the season was on March 14th.  7 of the 17 seasonal crew are now here to add to the 4 full-time members of the pro crew.  These 12 plus our numerous volunteers who come down everyday will be the … Continue reading

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Real Men Sew and Knit!

Here you can see Dylan and Matt, 2 of our OS’s, sewing whippings into some new topsail braces. And here you can see Isaiah, an AB, and the new intern knitting a new headrig net.

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Main Channel Project

The channel is the piece of wood that holds the lower shrouds and topmast backstays off the ship.  It is fastened to the ship just under the cap rail.  The Shrouds and backstays have irons that run through them before … Continue reading

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An End and a Beginning

Today marks the end of the 2009 sailing season.  We will be down to only a couple seasonal crew left to help with maintenance.  The galley will stop operations and the crew will start living semi normal lives again.  We … Continue reading

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NIAGARA HAS TWO MASTS AGAIN!!!

Last 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 … Continue reading

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20 New Volunteers

Orientation Day went very well on Saturday.  With minimal advertising we still ended up with 20 new people.  This is very exciting.  The first sail training class is this Saturday.  In other news the Mast is almost ready to go.  We … Continue reading

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New Volunteer Orientation and Sail Training

We’re going to start a new sail training class for anyone looking to become a volunteer on Niagara for the upcoming season.  There is no cost for this class.  The orientation will take place on January 31st, 2009 here at … Continue reading

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Block Strops

While we are working on the fore shrouds we have also been working on servicing blocks that came off the gaff.  First, we take the old strop off and refinish the block with a boiled linseed oil and turpentine mix. … Continue reading

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