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Conservation Research Laboratory Reports

Conserving the hull of the Belle

La Salle Shipwreck Project
Texas Historical Commission


PHOTO GALLERY 12: OCTOBER 2000

   

Using a large forklift and spanner bar to place the keelson in the vat.

Using a large forklift and spanner bar to place the keelson in the vat.

>Lab assistants use the weight of the water to displace the weight of the keelson so that it can be placed in position and the frames more carefully aligned.

Lab assistants use the weight of the water to displace the weight of the keelson so that it can be placed in position and the frames more carefully aligned.

 
The proud ship reconstructors:

The proud ship reconstructors:
Peter Hitchcock, Taras Pevny, and Peter Fix.


The ship as assembled prior to forming the underlying support plates for each frame set.

The ship as assembled prior to forming the underlying support plates for each frame set.

View from the bow of the assembled frames.

View from the bow of the assembled frames.

Note the supports being used to support the frame sets. Once the support plates are positioned on each frame set, the ship will be able to stand with minimal external supports while on display.

Note the supports being used to support the frame sets. Once the support plates are positioned on each frame set, the ship will be able to stand with minimal external supports while on display.


Citation Information:

Peter Fix
2000, Conservation of the Hull of the Belle, Conservation Research Laboratory Research Report #7, Photo Gallery 12, World Wide Web, URL, http://nautarch.tamu.edu/CRL/Report7/hull12.htm, Nautical Archaeology Program, Texas A&M University; La Salle Shipwreck Project, Texas Historical Commission, Austin, Texas
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