Conservation Research Laboratory Reports

Conserving the hull of the Belle

La Salle Shipwreck Project
Texas Historical Commission


PHOTO GALLERY 14: FALL 2001

The reassembly of the hull of La Belle is virtually complete!

View of the reconstructed hull. Only a few minor timbers still need to be added.

View of the reconstructed hull. Only a few minor timbers still need to be added.

Aerial view of the reconstructed hull.

Aerial view of the reconstructed hull.

Webcam Update: In order to protect the ship during the conservation phase, we have built a protective cover over the treatment pool. While necessary, this has unfortunately obscured the camera's view of the ship.

View of the newly built cover built over the treatment pool. The roof was constructed from a modified greenhouse kit.

View of the newly built cover built over the treatment pool. The roof was constructed from a modified greenhouse kit.


Citation Information:
Peter Fix
2001, Conservation of the Hull of the Belle, Conservation Research Laboratory Research Report #7, Photo Gallery 14, World Wide Web, URL, http://nautarch.tamu.edu/CRL/Report7/hull14.htm, Nautical Archaeology Program, Texas A&M University; La Salle Shipwreck Project, Texas
Historical Commission, Austin, Texas

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