May 23, 2021

BMC’s Mission & Upcoming Member Appreciation Night

We’ve asked you for your input, ideas, and support, and you have continually come through for your Buffalo Maritime Center . . .
April 23, 2021

Updates on the Trippe & Spring Appeal!

As you know we’ve got building projects happening down at the Longshed and on Arthur Street. The crew working on the USS Trippe has made tremendous progress, and Greg […]
April 18, 2021

Longshed Address & Public Hours

April 17, 2021

FAQ – Volunteering on the Packet Boat Project

The Buffalo Maritime Center is undertaking the construction of a traditionally built, full sized reproduction of the 1825 Erie Canal Inaugural Packet Boat, Seneca Chief.  This […]

Hours of Operation

  • 9am - 5pm
  • until 8pm

BOAT SHOP

Currently in the shop, we have over 35 wooden boat projects that range from the 1812 sloop of war replica, the USS Trippe, to 15 foot student-built row boats.

MARITIME HERITAGE
MUSEUM

At present, our six thousand square foot exhibition space allows the display of boats ranging from an 1840’s Buffalo Harbor Ferry to a 24 foot racing keelboat. Also on display are photos, models, and paintings of boats of the Niagara Frontier.

BRONZE FOUNDRY

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. The Center casts bronze marine hardware and offers metal arts classes to students as well as the local arts community.

Volunteers wanted!

You do NOT have to be a boating enthusiast, craftsman, educator, or fundraiser to volunteer on the Packet Boat with the Buffalo Maritime Center! All it takes is a willingness to help. In fact, many of our volunteers come to us out of curiosity, and find a meaningful way to contribute. We will train you, if needed. We will mentor you. We will appreciate you! All we ask for is a bit of your time, and an interest in making a difference.

Quarantine Coffee Hour with BMC's John Montague & The Erie Canal Museum!



BMC's John Montague talks with the Erie Canal Museum about rebuilding DeWitt Clinton’s packet boat, Seneca Chief

THE STUDENT HAND TO HAND PROGRAM

BMC’s Hand to Hand program, designed for middle and high school students, uses wooden boat building as a teaching tool to inspire, to educate, and to provide an opportunity to students who might see working with their hands as alternative pathway to financial security and a successful life.

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Become a Member

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.

VOLUNTEER

You do NOT have to be a boating enthusiast, craftsman, educator, or fundraiser to volunteer at the Buffalo Maritime Center!

All it takes is a willingness to help. In fact, many of our volunteers come to us out of curiosity, and find a meaningful way to contribute. We will train you, if needed. We will mentor you. We will appreciate you! All we ask for is a bit of your time, and an interest in making a difference.

There are many ways to volunteer at the Buffalo Maritime Center...

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