Niagara, cannons and carronades, photo by Greg Davis
Niagara, cannons and carronades, photo by Greg Davis

Two cannon and 18 carronades (two shown) have been built for the armament.

 

Niagara, planking begun, photo by Greg Davis
Niagara, planking begun, photo by Greg Davis

Planking has begun. The bulwarks were done first. Planking belts have been laid out for the lower hull.

 

Niagara, bulkheads shaped, photo by Greg Davis
Niagara, bulkheads shaped, photo by Greg Davis

At this point the bulkheads have been shaped. Also, it can be seen that gun ports (as well as sweep ports) have been framed.

 

Niagara framed
Niagara, framed, photo by Greg Davis

The kit is open. The build has begun. When completed, U.S. Brig Niagara will be just over 3 feet in length and just over 2 feet in height.

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