This model of the Niagara was built from a kit by George Tucker. It took him about 12yrs to complete.(?)

Niagara was Commodore Perry’s second flagship during the Battle of Lake Erie on September 10, 1813. After the War of 1812 ended, Niagara served as a station ship in Erie until 1820. She was then scuttled in Misery Bay. In 1813, the ship carried a crew of 155 officers and men, and was armed with eighteen 32-pounder carronades and two long 12-pounders.

Period: War of 1812
Model length: 43”, height: 27”
Scale: 3/16”=1 ft.

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  1. Beautiful model! Congratulations. It reminds me of my Dad. He was a ship modeler for about 60 of his 80 year life and was very accomplished. He passed away last August. He was working on numerous models, which are in various states of completion. He has a beautiful Niagara well under way, which I plan to work on. But wow do I have some learning to do. I have all his tools and books, but not all his (retirement) time. II plan to join one of your meetings some time but my calendar keeps filling on the wrong Saturday. I once joined him at a ship modeling show in San Diego a few years ago, and saw many ships from all over the country, and I remember meeting some guys from Colorado. It look forward to meeting again.

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