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  • March 21 – Sip-N-Scratch!


    WHAT: Sip-N-Scratch!

    WHEN: Saturday, March 21st from 2 p.m to 6 p.m.

    WHERE: The Buffalo Maritime Center, 90 Arthur Street, Buffalo, NY 14207

    On Saturday, March 21st from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., join the Buffalo Maritime Center Foundry for an afternoon of making, drinking, and fun! Participate in an aluminum casting event while creating your own low-relief sculpture. Participants will be provided with instructions on what to do, tools to scratch, and what is called a scratch block mold.

    Scratch block molds are a resin bonded sand mold with a blank “face.” They are sort of like a blank canvas, but for hot metal! Every participant of this event will be given their own scratch block, shown how to create an interesting image on it, given examples on what a successful sculpture created in this method looks like, and be allowed to sip on beer and wine in the process!

    Once completed with your scratch block, you will be able to see it poured with hot metal right before your eyes. The castings will then be cooled and ready to take home that night!

    Your ticket purchase comes with an afternoon of fun and a free beer. ONLY 40 TICKETS AVAILABLE! Register now – seats fill up fast! For more info, email us at

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  • Speaker Series – A Brief History of Watercraft Design


    On Saturday, March 14th at 10AM, here at the Buffalo Maritime Center (90 Arthur St.) our very own Dr. John Montague will deliver A Brief History of Watercraft DesignHe’ll begin by illustrating the basic principles of how boats work and how their functions and forms are reflections of their cultural contexts. He’ll then discuss and demonstrate how builders addressed the fundamental challenge to make their boat float . . . and how to keep it afloat!

    John will trace the evolution of methods of propulsion, techniques of  directional control (the rudder) and explore the effects of available materials, construction techniques, local geographical and maritime conditions and cultural milieu.

    Basically, you’ll leave John’s talk looking at boats very differently.

    Now, we are using these speaker series as fundraisers for the BMC, so a $5 suggested donation at the door is appreciated. But, of course, if you’re feeling generous, please feel free to give what you can!

    Space is limited to 75 seats, so click below to reserve your seat/s today.

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