Modeling La Belle

a 17th Century Gun and Carriage

Glenn Grieco
Frank Darden Ship Model Research Assistant

completed gun and carriage
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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