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On October 6th and 7th, the Buffalo Maritime Center is proud to host the First Annual Buffalo Maritime Heritage Festival taking place inside and around the historic Col. Ward Pumping Station located just off the 190 at 2 Porter Avenue.
OUTSIDE THE PUMPING STATION,**Free to the public**
Throughout the weekend, there will be food trucks, a beer tent with local brews (+special event brown ale created by Pressure Drop Brewery)
– Antique and classic boats
– Boat building demonstrations
– Paint a Hoyt Lake Boat activity
– Model Boat Races
– Aluminum pour demonstrations from the Buffalo Maritime Foundry
– Kids tent with knot tying and crafts
– Lawn games and community organizations set up throughout Lasalle Park
INSIDE THE PUMPING STATION, ** $10 Registration fee required**
There will be vendors selling arts and antiques along the balcony surrounding the largest collection of vertical, triple expansion, steam pump engines in the world! Expect spectacular up-close views of these industrial steam pumps towering nearly five stories high!
All proceeds will directly go to the Buffalo Maritime Center and our educational programming.
Vendors/Community Organizations Include:
Antique & Classic Boat Society, Bliss Designs, Buffalo Architecture Foundation, Buffalo Harbor Museum, Buffalo Heritage Press, Buffalo Model Boat Club, Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, Buffalo Waterkeeper, Buffalo Yacht Club, Colonel Ward Steam Engine Society, Diana Storm, Knot Your Average Grain, LACA El Buen Amigo, Lockport Art Company, Lotus Wood Crafts, Sarah Belle Smith, Sea Scouts, Shauna Louise Graphics, Sherwood Arts, Speakeasy Works, The Knotty Buffalo, Thistle & Weeds Co., West Side Stitchery, West Side Rowing Club (and more!)