The Buffalo Maritime Center inspires meaningful connections and life lessons through community boatbuilding, preserving maritime culture, and exploring the waterways of Western New York.
The Buffalo Maritime Center is the centerpoint for the revival of the maritime culture that earned Buffalo its identity as the Queen City of the Great Lakes.
OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES
We have a strong desire to know and discover things. We test our knowledge and abilities to solve practical problems and challenges, leading to satisfaction and personal growth.
We believe the best way to learn is by doing, thinking about what we did, and doing it better the next time. We encourage and support each other to develop our knowledge and skills through practice and reflection.
We enthusiastically share our time, knowledge, and resources for the enrichment of the community.
We believe in fulfilling our desire to do the best work we can while pursuing the ideals of craftsmanship, which include proven methods, quality tools and materials, thoughtful design, and attention to aesthetics.
We are a welcoming, inclusive, and friendly community who believe in putting our Mission into practice. We do this by developing relationships based on trust, collaboration, and sharing knowledge.
DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION STATEMENT
We invite people of all social, cultural and economic identities to engage in preserving the knowledge and skills of maritime heritage and craftsmanship.
We provide access to experiential learning of traditional maritime woodworking skills in a community of mentors and learners of diverse cultural identities.
We support community engagement and outreach to provide access to the preservation and appreciation of maritime heritage and craftsmanship.
We invite, promote, and celebrate the contributions of a diverse learning community.