OCTOBER 11, 2013 — The U.S. Brig Niagara, Pennsylvania's flagship, has arrived at Great Lakes Shipyard, Cleveland, OH, for routine drydocking and repairs. The vessel was hauled out using the yard's Marine Travelift, and the work on the vessel will be completed in approximately two weeks.
This marks the first time Great Lakes Shipyard has hauled out a tall ship using their Travelift as well as the first time the Niagara has been hauled out with a Travelift.
The shipyard says the project is another example of the diversity of its service capabilities and experience in wood, steel, and aluminum work that ranges from hydraulic and pneumatic systems to mechanical and machine shop services.
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.
Great Lakes Shipyard is a full-service state-of-the-art facility specializing in every kind of marine construction, fabrication, and repair for all types of commercial and government vessels and barges as well as both on-site and off-site topside work and emergency repairs of every kind. The shipyard's current order book includes fabrication of a new floating breakwater for Whiskey Island Marina, drydocking and repairs on the R/V Spencer F. Baird of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and replacement of the main propulsion control system on the United States Coast Guard Cutter Mobile Bay.