2020 Canal Boat Commencement Weekend: First Look Event!

$75.00

The Buffalo Maritime Center is proud to announce the Canal Boat Commencement Weekend: Two Events That Will Initiate the Erie Canal Packet Boat Project at the newly constructed Longshed at Canalside in Buffalo.

We are happy to announce that the First Look Event on October 16th has sold out online! However, we have reserved tickets for sponsors, so if you’re still interested in coming to the event, please consider becoming a sponsor. Contact Brian Trzeciak at brian@buffalomaritimecenter.org for sponsorship package information or to be put on a waiting list should tickets become available. 

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The Buffalo Maritime Center is proud to announce the Canal Boat Commencement Weekend: First Look at the newly constructed Longshed at Canalside in Buffalo.

We are happy to announce that the First Look Event on October 16th has sold out online! However, we have reserved tickets for sponsors, so if you’re still interested in coming to the event, please consider becoming a sponsor. Contact Brian Trzeciak at brian@buffalomaritimecenter.org for sponsorship package information or to be put on a waiting list should tickets become available. 

The First Look will take place on Friday, October 16th from 5 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. There are 120 time-tickets available, and the evening will be broken up into three sessions. The sessions will be at 5 p.m., 6:15 p.m., and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $75 each and you can choose which session you’d like to attend. All proceeds from this event go toward the Buffalo Maritime Center and its educational programs.

Highlights of Each Session of the First Look

  • Be the first to see the inside of the historic Longshed building before the project begins
  • A keel-laying ceremony where volunteers will lift one part of the 70′ long keel onto blocks to signify the beginning of the construction
  • You can sign the actual keel, the backbone of the Packet Boat with your own commemorative Packet Boat marker
  • See, for the first time, the Erie Canal “Wedding of the Waters” Bronze Sculpture made by our BMC Foundry
  • Enjoy music and take home a complimentary artisan dessert and commemorative Packet Boat glassware

At this event, we will adhere to current, recommended safety regulations regarding COVID-19. Please note that face masks will be required.

Information on Saturday’s free event can be found here.

Additional information
Choose a time:

5:00, 6:15, 7:30

Event Details

Event Details

Date: October 16, 2020

Start time: 17:00

End time: 21:00

Venue: The Longshed at Canalside

Phone: 716.881.0111

Email: info@buffalomaritimecenter.org

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