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Conservation Research Laboratory Reports

Conserving the hull of the Belle

La Salle Shipwreck Project
Texas Historical Commission


PHOTO GALLERY 11: AUGUST-SEPTEMBER 2000

Lab assistants position additional timbers using the water to displace the weight of the timbers. Obviously, this is being conducted during the summer.
Lab assistants position additional timbers using the water to displace the weight of the timbers. Obviously, this is being conducted during the summer.
A lab assistant attaches the lower part of a frame with a threaded fiberglass rod. A lab assistant attaches the lower part of a frame with a threaded fiberglass rod.
Most of the frames are now attached. Most of the frames are now attached.
Placing the framesMost of the framesView from the stern. View from the stern.
View across the frames, looking to starboard. Note the padded supports and the fiberglass rods. View across the frames, looking to starboard. Note the padded supports and the fiberglass rods.
Carefully aligning each frame with the hull partially submerged in the water. Note the spray which is used to keep the hull wet when it iA lab assistant works on the frames in the bow. A lab assistant works on the frames in the bow.


Citation Information:

Peter Fix
2000, Conservation of the Hull of the Belle, Conservation Research Laboratory Research Report #7, Photo Gallery 11, World Wide Web, URL, http://nautarch.tamu.edu/CRL/Report7/hull11.htm, Nautical Archaeology Program, Texas A&M University; La Salle Shipwreck Project, Texas Historical Commission, Austin, Texas.


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