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Gannon Gives Day 2013 at BMC

THANK YOU to the brothers of Alpha Phi Delta and Dr. Duane Prokop, who assisted BMC on Gannon GIVE Day 2013 by cleaning and organizing our boat shop. BMC appreciates the support Gannon University gives BMC and the Erie community.

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Thank you From BMC

Thank You! This has been an unprecedented week at the Bayfront Maritime Center. The 2nd-Annual Small Boat Festival went off without a hitch, both the Cardboard Boat Regatta and the Presque Isle Bay Messabout. Thousands came out and showed their support! As if this wasn’t enough, on Tuesday the 13th, generous benefactors donated $4,040 to BMC on Erie Gives Day 2013, which more than doubles last year’s total. The Bayfront Maritime Center would like to thank everyone who has aided BMC in continuing its mission to deliver engaging, hands-on programming that produces extraordinary students. With your support, the Bayfront Maritime Center continues to flourish and shine. Thanks again for being

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Cardboard Boat Regatta 2013

Thanks everyone who helped to make the 4th Annual Cardboard Boat Regatta a huge success!! Community support for BMC is our greatest asset. Congratulations to the Winners of the Cardboard Trophies this year! Crowd Favorite: Despicable WE Most Creative: Pirates’s Cave Paddle for Good: LifeWorks Erie Fastest Time – Youth Division: Atlantis Fastest Time – Teen Division: Stealth Fastest Time – Adult Division: Volley Boaters Most Dramatic Sinking: TOW (Taking on Water!)  

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Preparing for the 4th Annual Cardboard Boat Regatta

Don’t miss the fun at the Bayfront Maritime Center on August 10th!

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Erie Admirals volunteer at BMC

The Erie Admirals National Premiere Soccer League team came out to BMC to help re-roof the boatshed. The guys were a really fun group of volunteers! We encourage everyone in Erie to go out and support them at one of their games! http://erieadmiralsnpsl.com/

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BMC in the Perry 200 Parade

Come out to the Perry 200 Parade on May 25th! BMC’s float will be the St. Ayles Skiff, built by Erie High School students in the Bayfront Alternative Education Program and BMC’s after-school program, Project SAIL. Over 60 teenagers have worked to build the rowing skiff since beginning in mid-September. It is 22’ long, 5’8” wide, and will be powered by four people rowing with a coxswain steering. There are 20 high schools in the United States currently building or rowing St. Ayles Skiffs. This skiff is the beginning of Erie’s first Community Rowing Program.

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Thank You Cathedral Prep!

BMC would like to thank Cathedral Preparatory School for their AMAZING volunteer work yesterday! Students and teachers helped install our new outdoor classroom and prepared boats for sailing season.

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No Boat is Too Small

Want to be on the Small Boat Festival Event planning team? By joining the team you’ll help BMC prepare for the Cardboard Boat Regatta & the Presque Isle Bay Messabout. Email lauren.moss@bayfrontcenter.org or call 814-456-4077 if you’re interested. Another reminder the Cardboard Boat Regatta will be Saturday, August 10th!

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Allegheny in the BMC House Today for Alternative Spring Break!

Allegheny students spent part of their Alternative Spring Break at BMC. They did a fantastic job cleaning up the boatshop and organizing our safety equipment.

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2012 Presque Isle Bay Messabout and Cardboard Regatta

August 18, 2012. Photos from our Third Annual Cardboard Boat Regatta and Presque Isle Bay Messabout.

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Starboard, Cardboard!

It is time to start planning your cardboard boat! Use your imagination to construct a boat made entirely from cardboard, tape, paint and glue, and then paddle it around a 200 yard course in the East Canal Basin on Erie’s Bayfront and see if you can win a prize for Most Creative, Fastest Time, Crowd Favorite… or at least Most Dramatic Sinking! There are three age divisions:  Adult, Teen (12-18 years old) and Kid’s Crew (under 12 years old.) We have several youth groups who would like to participate but are looking for sponsors. Your donation of $50 will allow these kids to

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The 2nd Annual Cardboard Boat Regatta

The 2nd Annual Cardboard Boat Regatta at Bayfront Maritime Center was a fun for all involved. Check out the pictures for highlights of this awesome event.

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Join Us for BMC’s First Annual Cardboard Boat Regatta

BMC hosted its first Cardboard Boat Regatta during Celebrate Erie 2010.

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Congresswoman Kathy Dahlkemper Visits BMC

Congresswoman Kathy Dahlkemper visited BMC today to check out our facilities. BMC appreciates Congresswoman Dahlkemper’s continued support.

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