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BMC’s Awesome Staff

We’re thankful to have an awesome team working at BMC . This staff picture was taken after our Thanksgiving celebration with our BAEP students. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!  

Rich Eisenberg Representing the United Way during Centennial Campaign

From the United Way of Erie County‘s Facebook: Funded organization representative Rich Eisenberg has been a great asset to our Centennial Campaign. Rich has spoke to various audiences around the community talking about how the support of United Way funding is impacting his organization, the Bayfront Maritime Center. Thank you for helping to spread the good word and LIVING UNITED Rich!   BMC is proud to be funded by the United Way.

Project SAIL Fall 2014 Graduates

The successful Project SAIL Apprentices; great work, everyone!

Taco the Town Hauled Out for the Winter

Taco the Town, flying both hulls today! BMC’s locally built plywood and foam 39′ racing catamaran hauls out in the fall and gets launched in the spring with the generous, expert help of D H Steel. Thank you Ray and Dan!

Highmark’s Make a Difference Day at BMC

THANK YOU to Highmark for their work at BMC on Highmark’s Make a Difference Day. Working with BMC staff and volunteers, the Highmark volunteers built 30 wooden storage boxes that will help organize BMC’s tools and supplies. Thank you!    

St. Ayles Skiff in WoodenBoat Magazine

From WoodenBoat Magazine #241, November-December 2014 – Launchings. We are very proud of our student’s great work.

Rowing into the Sunset

BMC’s Community Rowing Program – coming in earlier this week with a beautiful Erie sunset.

BMC and Sarah Reed Staff Attend Safe Schools Conference

Sarah Reed Children’s Center and BMC staff attended the Safe Schools Conference in Hershey, Pennsylvania this week.  

Gannon University Plants Trees at BMC

THANK YOU Gannon University for planting three white oak trees on Saturday on our campus! Gannon planted 170 trees around the city in a grant funded program called “TreeVitalize”.

2014 EASE Picnic

The 2014 EASE Picnic. THANK YOU to all of the volunteers, sailors, parents, and program partners who made this the best summer ever!

First Project SAIL Session Kicks Off

Project SAIL apprentices began their maritime training this week. Today was their first experience rowing our St. Ayles Skiff, “Mighty Oak.”  

Project SAIL Apprentice Featured in United Way Campaign

Gage, a graduate of BMC’s after-school program Project SAIL, is currently featured in the United Way of Erie County‘s Faces United campaign. Gage was accepted into the program in January, where he received a hands-on learning experience that translated into a passion for carpentry and boats, especially the U.S. Brig Niagara. Gage’s experience through Project SAIL set him on the path of being accepted into Central Tech Career & Technical School’s carpentry program. BMC is a United Way of Erie County funded organization. Project SAIL is currently recruiting for its fall session. For more information, go to: http://bayfrontcenter.org/education/project-sail/ “We have embarked on a

Presque Isle Bay Messabout 2014

Bayfront Maritime Center hosted the Third Annual Presque Isle Bay Messabout on August 16-17, 2014 at their waterfront campus. There were many beautiful hand-crafted boats on display. The committee honored the following entries: Traditional Design/Traditional Construction – Whaleboat “Bruce” – Craig Holm & DJ Kitzel Best Restoration – Rhodes 29 “Altair” – Joe Nagle Traditional Design/Contemporary Construction – Elgin 16 – Gary Kilmer Best in Show – Caledonia Yawl “Delight” – John Shinaberger Best Paddling Boat – Strip Canoe “Prospector” – Chris Laird 

Thousands Attend Cardboard Boat Regatta

With thousands of spectators cheering them on, more than 150 boaters set sail in their cardboard boats for the Bayfront Maritime Center’s annual cardboard boat regatta. Some sailed all the way to the finish line, some barely made it, and others sank. But the regatta is more than just a competition, it’s a fundraiser for the Bayfront Maritime Center and an educational experience. “It’s a great way to work with kids to teach them math and science and team work and measuring and careful cutting and fitting and perseverance and end up with a product that you can have some

Join Us for the 2014 Small Boat Festival

MARK YOUR CALENDARS – AUGUST 15th and 16th!

Retro BMC Videos

Check out this post to see Channel 12’s coverage of the St. Ayles Skiff hull turning,  a promotional video about the Cardboard Boat Regatta, and a amateur video from when Happi 92.7 participated in the Regatta.

Taco the Town Is Back in the Water!

Taco the Town is back in the water! BMC’s 35′ racing catamaran is locally designed and locally built.

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