Fans of BMC and Gunboat Schooner Porcupine, Porcupine’s Kickstarter campaign is offering some one of a kind rewards, and there’s only 60 hours left for you to back our campaign and claim one of them as your own! We’ve got great stuff, like authentic plans created by naval architect Iver Franzen and signed by the whole team, T-shirts with a special limited edition logo, chances to pre-book daysails and charters for Porcupine’s inaugural sailing season, and jars of golden swarf. The campaign is riding a cresting wave of success as it shapes up to make port on Friday evening. We started with high hopes and lots
Thank you to Project VOYAGE mentor, Anne Sinopoli, for her fine work. Anne is a 2012 Graduate of Clarkson University where she majored in Mechanical Engineering. Her job at GE brought her to Erie where she began to volunteer for BMC, first at our fundraisers, and then joined the Board of Directors in 2014. Anne’s enthusiasm is contagious! When she learned of a Project VOYAGE student who was interested in a STEM related field, she jumped at the chance to assist Ghana in pursuing her career path. Thanks to The Erie Community Foundation for funding Project VOYAGE. In
Porcupine fans, we are underway on Kickstarter! Please check out our campaign, and see all the awesome rewards we are offering to backers! Click here for a short descriptive 1813 Schooner Porcupine video.
A new Erie Times New’s article updating the construction progress on Erie’s historic 1813 Schooner Porcupine.
Captain Jamie Trost
Captain Jamie Trost returned to his hometown, Erie Pennsylvania, to be project manager for the Schooner Porcupine Project at BMC. Previously Jamie was the captain of the Pride of Baltimore II. The Porcupine project called him home, and it will require many of the skills he learned on the Pride. "To have the opportunity to build and outfit a vessel and to help create the educational programming from the start - this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity."