The Buffalo Maritime Foundry was originally established to meet the needs of boat restoration and student boat building projects here at the Buffalo Maritime Center, however, since its creation, the vision has grown. Not only will we pour and cast bronze needed for hardware that one would find on a boat (e.g., oar locks, cleats), the Foundry will also offer metal arts classes to students as well as the local arts community. The Buffalo Maritime Foundry adds another layer to our educational capability as it is a working foundry serving the greater Buffalo arts community and the general public.