U.S. Brig Niagara in for drydocking, repairs at Great Lakes Shipyard
The U.S. Brig Niagara—Erie, Pennsylvania’s flagship—arrived at Great Lakes Shipyard for routine drydocking and repairs. The vessel was hauled out using the Marine Travelift on October 10 and work on the vessel will be completed in approximately three weeks.
This marks the second time Great Lakes Shipyard has hauled out the U.S. Brig Niagara using its Marine Travelift. This project is another example that demonstrates the diversity of Great Lakes Shipyard’s capabilities and experience on wood, steel and aluminum vessels. From hydraulic and pneumatic systems to mechanical and machine shop services, Great Lakes Shipyard has been performing these services throughout its 117-year history.
Owned and maintained by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, an agency of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the Niagara is a reconstruction of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry’s ship that led the Battle of Lake Erie victory on September 10, 1813. As a sailing school vessel under U.S. Coast Guard inspection, the Niagara is required to be inspected out of the water twice in a five-year period, with no inspection interval exceeding three years. The Niagara’s last such inspection was in the fall of 2013 at Great Lakes Shipyard.