The next America’s Boating Course is scheduled to begin March 5, 2018. It is held at the Bayfront Maritime Center. The course runs on Monday nights and continues for 8 weeks. The class runs from 7 pm to 9 pm each Monday night. The course is free with a $50 per person charge for course materials, with a discount for the second person, if two people are sharing the book. Please contact James Tingley at (814) 835-4579 or email email@example.com with any questions you may have regarding the course. The Power Squadron will respond by email or call you back
Earn your United States Coast Guard Captain’s License this winter at BMC. OUPV and Master’s License classes begin the weekend of January 6, 2018 and run for four weekends. For more information visit the Sea Tech Marine Training website. This class is almost full, call today – 877-883-9366.
Shipwright Bob Arlet has been working on attaching the stern tube. The 24″ Max Prop is on and the rudder remounted. The fuel tanks just passed their hydrostatic test for the USCG inspectors and the fire bottles, fire-blankets, and fuel shut-offs are all approved. The sinks (4!) are set in place. Next comes exhaust, thru hulls, plumbing and wiring.
Friday, February 9, 2018, 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm is the date for our 6th annual fundraiser, Ales for Sails. Enjoy local craft brew from 10 breweries, sample delicious appetizers, enter to win a gift basket, dance to the live DJ music, play in the photo booth, check out the unique bayfront boatshop venue and more – all while supporting a great cause! As always, tickets will be $40 each and available pre-sale only. Tickets can be purchased on-line during the first week in December 2017 – and they always sell out. . . Each ticket comes with one vote to
Jeff Szumigale, Senior Vice President at PNC Financial Services Group, presented a check to BMC Executive Director, Richard Eisenberg. The PNC Foundation donated $5,000 to support the construction of Erie’s historic 1812 Schooner Porcupine, which will sail as the Schoolship for Presque Isle Bay. Thank you so much!
The Bayfront Summer Credit Recovery Program begins Monday, June 19th. Twenty-seven Erie High School students have registered and hope to complete one or more classes towards their successful graduation. BMC teachers will assist students and sailing, rowing and paddling will be available for the teens in the afternoons. We are looking forward to a great summer!
The Erie Power Squadron is offering an 8 week ABC3 Safe Boating Course at the Bayfront Maritime Center, 40 Holland Street, Erie, PA. Class meets Mondays from 7 to 9 p.m. March 6, 2017 through April 24, 2017. Registration begins at 6:30 pm on Monday, March 6th. Fee for books, materials, shipping and handling is $50. There is also a fee for piloting supplies, if needed. Instruction is free. Those who pass the course earn a Pennsylvania Boating Safety Certificate and can save money on boat insurance. The course is mandatory for those born after Jan. 1, 1982, who
Ales for Sails Please join us on Friday, February 10, 2017 from 6 to 9 PM for BMC’s Fifth Annual Ales for Sails fundraiser. Tickets are now available through Eventbrite. Click it for ticket – Ales for Sails Tickets
SAVE the DATE!!! Cheers to Five Years!!! Come to our 5th Annual Ales for Sails event featuring local craft beer, delicious food provided by Stephany’s Catering, music by Millennium Sound and more! This event sells out every year, so be sure to order your tickets early. All tickets will be sold in advance and will go on sale the first week of December. Must be 21 years old to attend. We are excited to welcome local breweries Voodoo, Lavery Brewing, Blue Canoe, Erie Brewing, Erie Ale Works, Timber Creek, 5 & 20 Spirits and Brewing, The BrewErie and (new this year) Millcreek Brewing
It’s been an exciting week on the bayfront! Eight beautiful tall ships descended upon Erie for the Tall Ships Festival. Thanks to the Flagship Niagara League, our Bayfront Alternative Education students were able to tour several of the ships. Our rich maritime heritage inspires us all!
BMC’s after school program, Project SAIL, is accepting applications for the 2016-2017 school year. Teens, ages 15-18, who live in Erie County, are eligible to apply. Fall classes begin on September 12, 2016 and run through November 1, 2016. . For more information