La Belle (1685)
Modeling La Belle:
The ship and her Rig
Modeling a 17th century gun and carriage from La Belle
Modeling La Belle
a 17th Century Gun and Carriage
Frank Darden Ship Model Research Assistant
The completed gun and carriage.
Glenn recently completed a 1:6 model gun similar to those carried on the 17th century French ship La Belle. The reconstruction of the gun carriages is based on a gun carriage found on La Belle, while the gun itself is based on archaeological information from Curtis Tunnell's report on a group of cannon buried at La Salle's colony of Fort St. Louis.
Close-up of the carriage
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