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Published: 8/25/2012 - Updated: 2 years ago


Navy Week: Sailing the U.S. Brig Niagara

Crewmembers sail aboard the U.S. Brig Niagara during its day sail on Lake Erie on Saturday, August 25, 2012.

Michael Hilbert, 23, a machinery technician 3rd class for the U.S. Coast Guard, helps pull a rope controlling the direction of the sail aboard the U.S. Brig Niagara during its day-long sail on Lake Erie during Navy Week on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Michael Hilbert, 23, a machinery technician 3rd class for the U.S. Coast Guard, helps pull a rope controlling the ...
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After lowering the ship's front sail, Dominic Grayk, of the NROTC at Miami University, climbs down the nets of the U.S. Brig Niagara during its day-long sail on Lake Erie on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012. Enlarge | Buy This Photo After lowering the ship's front sail, Dominic Grayk, of the NROTC at Miami University, climbs down the nets of the ...
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Tori Delap, 19, of the NROTC at Miami University, mingles with her fellow crewmembers while waiting for the order to redirect a sail aboard the U.S. Brig Niagara during its day sail on Lake Erie on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Tori Delap, 19, of the NROTC at Miami University, mingles with her fellow crewmembers while waiting for the order to ...
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Isaiah Young, of Greenville, Ohio, Dominic Gray, of the NROTC at Miami University, roll up the front sail of the U.S. Brig Niagara during its day-long sail on Lake Erie during Navy Week on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Isaiah Young, of Greenville, Ohio, Dominic Gray, of the NROTC at Miami University, roll up the front sail of the ...
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Michelle Rowley and Clayton Septant, both of the NROTC at Miami University, enjoy the view from atop the front sail of the U.S. Brig Niagara during its day-long sail on Lake Erie during Navy Week on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Michelle Rowley and Clayton Septant, both of the NROTC at Miami University, enjoy the view from atop the front sail ...
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Dominic Gray and Tim Mangold, both of the NROTC at Miami University, adjust the bracing of the main yard of the U.S. Brig Niagara during its day-long sail on Lake Erie during Navy Week on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Dominic Gray and Tim Mangold, both of the NROTC at Miami University, adjust the bracing of the main yard of ...
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Isaiah Young, of the Greenville, Ohio, holds tight a line of ropes controlling the parts of a sail aboard the U.S. Brig Niagara during its day-long sail on Lake Erie during Navy Week on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012.  Young has been an Able Seaman on the ship for five years. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Isaiah Young, of the Greenville, Ohio, holds tight a line of ropes controlling the parts of a sail aboard the ...
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Crew members of the U.S. Brig Niagara roll up the front sail of the ship during its day-long sail on Lake Erie during Navy Week on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Crew members of the U.S. Brig Niagara roll up the front sail of the ship during its day-long ...
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Chief Mate Bill Sabitini watches as much of the crew lowers the front sail of the U.S. Brig Niagara during its day-long sail on Lake Erie during Navy Week on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Chief Mate Bill Sabitini watches as much of the crew lowers the front sail of the U.S. Brig Niagara ...
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Edward Enborg, an Ensign of the U.S.S. De Wert, waits on board the U.S. Brig Niagara for its day-long sail to begin on Lake Erie during Navy Week on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Edward Enborg, an Ensign of the U.S.S. De Wert, waits on board the U.S. Brig Niagara for ...
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