Giving to the BMC
June 8, 2018
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BMC members have opportunities to gain an appreciation of wooden boats and inspire the rescue and restoration of the region’s many classic boats.

See description below for details about the optional shop fees and extended benefit options


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By becoming a member of the Buffalo Maritime Center you are helping to advance our important educational mission of sustaining and reviving hand skills, craftsmanship, and preserving maritime history.

You will also have the opportunity to  . . .

  • gain an appreciation of wooden boats and inspire the rescue and restoration of the region’s many classic boats by joining in on any of our major boat-building and restoration projects
  • share in the important responsibility of becoming a mentor in our Hand to Hand educational program
  • make use of our archives and historical collection
  • join our on-water activities such as tours of the harbor and sailing on our historic sailboats.
  • hear about upcoming workshops as well as receive our quarterly newsletter.
  • receive discounts at the Buffalo Maritime Center’s Wooden Boat Supply store.

We hope that you will join us!


Basic annual membership is $60.

If you wish to use the BMC’s shop and tools there is an annual $40 Shop Fee although this fee will be waived if you regularly participate on a volunteer crew.

We now offer a family membership. Add your household to your membership for an additional $40.

An optional $20 includes membership in the BMC chapter of the Traditional Small Craft Association (TSCA), a national organization advocating for small craft activities. TSCA membership includes a subscription to the quarterly Ash Breeze.

Click here for a printable membership application form if you would prefer to mail in your application with a check to Buffalo Maritime Center

Additional information
Add $20 TSCA membership?

Add Optional TSCA Membership, No, Thanks. Just BMC Membership

Shop Fee?

Yes, add Shop Fee: $40 annually, No, I plan to volunteer, No, I do not plan on using the shop or tools

Family membership?

No, individual membership only, Yes, add my household to my membership