Old Boats Buffalo

Niagara Frontier Antique & Classic Boats Inc.

News and Updates

December Board Meeting

Posted by Sharon D. on November 15, 2016 at 6:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Please note that the December 14th Board Meeting is cancelled due to the fact that we hold our Annual Membership Meeting on December 3rd.  Information regarding the Annual Meeting is posted on the front page and Upcoming Events.

Lawson Center Promotion

Posted by oldboatsbuffalo on April 20, 2015 at 11:45 PM Comments comments (0)


"Dear Mr. Thrasher

 

The Lawson Center Boat Museum in Bemus Point NY would like to offer free admission to members of your ACBS chapter this summer.

 

We are hoping that you will consider inserting the attached pdf file into your Spring chapter newsletter. If your members bring a copy of the insertion to The Lawson Center any time this summer, they will get 2 free admissions.

 

Thank you for your consideration.

 

 

Pat Baldwin, Trustee

The Lawson Center

73

Lakeside Drive

Bemus Point, NY 14712"

Black Rock Lock and Canal Centennial Open House

Posted by oldboatsbuffalo on August 15, 2014 at 4:25 PM Comments comments (0)

 

Black Rock Lock and Canal Centennial Open House

1776 Niagara Street • Sunday, 17 August 2014 • Noon to 4p.m.

Lock Tours and Exhibits


Exhibitors will include:

Black Rock Historical Society, Buffalo Maritime Center,

Painting for Preservation, Preservation Buffalo Niagara, Sail Buffalo,

US Coast Guard Auxiliary, and US Army Corps of Engineers

Special Visit by COL Thomas W. Symons, Engineer in Charge

Other Upcoming Events:

17 Oct – 15 Nov 2014:

100 Years Ago: Photographs of the Building of the Black Rock Lock

Exhibit at Artsphere Studio & Gallery, 447 Amherst St., Buffalo NY

19 Nov 2014, 6-8p.m.:

Presentation and Exhibit at The Buffalo History Museum

One Museum Court, Buffalo, NY

For further information please visit:

http://1.usa.gov/1qN8bfR

Steam Bending Wood

Posted by oldboatsbuffalo on May 9, 2014 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)

NEWS OF THE TSCA CHAPTER

 

April 30 , 2014

 

The Maritime Center Chapter of the Traditional Small Craft Association is a group of individuals interested in small boats--their history, their construction and their use. All events are open to the public and are free.

 

May Meeting

 

 

The meeting of the TSCA Chapter will be Wednesday May 14

7 PM at the Buffalo Maritime Center at 90 Arthur Street

 

 

STEAM BENDING WOOD!!

 

The heating of wood in the moist environment of a steam jacket will make the wood pliable. Can you tie it in a knot? Maybe. What kind of woods will bend? Many. How long do they stay in the steam bath? Depends. Does it require expensive equipment? No. Can you safely do this at home? Yep!

There are better answers to all of these questions and more as Roger Allen and Stewart Duncan demonstrate the technique to make frames for canoes, power boats and sailboats, mast hoops and whatever you might have in mind. Oak, ash, mahogany, pine and even natural woods like grapevine will be demonstrated. Designing and building your own basic steam box and cooker that could be part of anyone’s set of tools is covered. Steam can be dangerous if not handled well. The precautions will be discussed.

 

The Program is Free and Open to the Public

Bring a friend--meet a friend.

LOOK FOR AN ANNOUNCEMENT SOON --

SUMMER 2014 SMALL BOAT ON-THE-WATER EVENTS

 

 

 

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Buffalo Maritime Center

90 Arthur Street

Buffalo, NY 14207-2046

716-881-0111

www.buffalomaritimecenter.org

25' 1935 Richardson "Little Giant"

Posted by oldboatsbuffalo on January 14, 2013 at 7:35 PM Comments comments (0)

The 25' 1935 Richardson "Little Giant" had been owned by Caleb Ballisico for many years but he was unable to do any restoration work.

 

 

 

The Antique Boat Club took over ownership of the boat and offered it to the North Tonawanda History Museum for their Richardson Boat Exhibit. There were height and door restrictions at the building. A smaller model boat was needed in order to get it into the building and this boat fit the bill! To make entry possible, the entrance doors and windows at the museum had to be removed by Lancer Door and Glass Company.

 

 

To make the Richardson transportable, we had to replace or sister many of the ribs and frames in the hull. ACBS members helped in the project over a period of seven days including sanding and painting the hull, cleaning and removing interior cabin paint, refastening hull and re-installing wood work that had been removed years ago.

 

Bow and Stern Marine from North Tonawanda sent their best man, Chris Overkamp, to haul the boat to the museum on their hydraulic trailer. We unloaded, set on dollies and rolled into position in building after doors and windows were removed. The boat is now in position inside and will be part of the interesting Richardson Boat story.

 

 

Thanks to help of Rocky Nagel, Rudy Nagel, Ron Root, Carey Tyler, Dick Grainger, Tom Frauenheim, Chester Orzelski and Phil Sullivan for their efforts. The boat is un-restored but we hope to make small clean up projects on it over the next few years.

 

More Photos here:

 

   

iWorld Fundraising NFACB Online Store

Posted by oldboatsbuffalo on February 10, 2010 at 9:08 AM Comments comments (0)

 

http://www.iworldfundraising.org/fundraisers/oldboatsbuffalo/

 

This seems to be a pretty easy new way to support your club. If you are considering a purchase of one of the products available through the Tony Walker Companies, simply initiate the purchase through this web link, and the profits will be donated to the club.

 

 

 We will post updates here as they become available.

 

 

Future items to become available such as Boat Club apparel and coffee mugs.

Winter Workshop

Posted by oldboatsbuffalo on January 27, 2010 at 10:50 PM Comments comments (0)

WINTER WORKSHOP

Sponsored by

NIAGARA FRONTIER ANTIQUE & CLASSIC BOATS

SATURDAY, JANUARY 30, 2010

at

BUFFALO STATE MARITIME CENTER

901 FUHRMANN BLVD., BUFFALO, NY

.

Doors open at 8:30 a.m. - Presentations from 9:00 a.m. to Noon

Cost: $10.00 USD, includes coffee & donuts in a.m. & lunch with beverages at noon

.

List of Presenters:

.

Mick Griffin - One of our “elder” statesmen of the club, Mick will get us up to date on all the new judging changes that ACBS had approved at their summer meeting in St. Michaels, MD. Some of the changes involve new point values with respect to the different boat categories. There have also been changes in the “preserved” vs. “restored” boats.

.

Ryan Sherwood - Ryan is a representative from Thruway Hardwood and

Plywood Corp on Anderson Rd. in Cheektowaga. He will go through what his company can provide in the way of hardwoods and marine plywood that we are always looking for during the restoration process. Always great to have a new supplier as presenter.

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Margaret Szczepaniec - Margaret, Chairwoman of the Black Rock Canal Steering Committee, will present plans for the redevelopment of the Niagara River boat launch and surrounding areas @ the foot Of Ontario St. Public access to our WNY waterways is always an important issue for boaters. Questions and answers following her presentation.

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Alan Frederick - Now that you have that waterline scribed on your side planking with the laser level you got for Christmas, how do we get those crisp and sharp lines painted in place? No need to bring those 3-D glasses, the mystery will be solved at the Maritime Center. Another long time member of your club, Alan is also sneaking up on the “elder” statesman status.

 

Questions? Contact Sharon @ 716-574-0435

 

Evening with Chris Smith‏

Posted by oldboatsbuffalo on January 16, 2010 at 11:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Evening with Chris Smith‏

 

On Saturday, February 6, 2010, from 6:30 - 10:00 p.m. the Niagara Frontier Chapter is hosting an evening with Chris Smith at the Pierce Arrow Museum at 263 Michigan Avenue, Buffalo.

 

Please come as Chris Smith, grandson of the founder of Chris Craft Corporation, reminiscences about his years in boating. Please feel free to invite guests as the evening is open to one and all!

 

The cost is $29.50 per person and includes admission to the Pierce Arrow Museum, buffet dinner with cash bar and Chris Smith's talk.

 

The pertinent information follows in the event you are unable to open the attachment.

 

Please feel free to contact me at 716-574-0435 should you have any questions.

 

 

Reservations are required!

 

Call Jennifer at 892-1425 to make your reservation. Or, send your reservation with payment to:

 

 

Jennifer Frederick Kelly

c/o Frederick Machine Repair Inc.

405 Ludington

Buffalo, NY 14206

 

 

We hope to see you there!

 

Sharon L. Dickinson,

Corresponding Secretary,

Niagara Frontier Antique & Classic Boats

 

Smith Flier pdf.

 

 

BUFFALO MARITIME CENTER in the NEWS

Posted by oldboatsbuffalo on January 14, 2010 at 8:33 AM Comments comments (0)

BUFFALO MARITIME CENTER

 

"Crew constructs mold for traditional canoes"

 

http://www.buffalonews.com/cityregion/story/917189.html

 

Article and Video

 

 

Buffalo Maritime Center Website:

http://www.buffalomaritimecenter.org./

HOW TO DRILL THE SHAFT LOG HOLE WHEN REPLACING THE KEEL IN YOUR BOAT.

Posted by oldboatsbuffalo on December 12, 2009 at 2:35 PM Comments comments (2)

HOW TO DRILL THE SHAFT LOG HOLE WHEN REPLACING THE KEEL IN YOUR BOAT.

 

 

This Tuesday Night December 15 at 6 PM,

 

 Alan Frederick will be setting up his shaft log drilling jig and drilling the shaft log hole on Rich Rappold's Century runabout. We'll be at the Buff State Maritime Center from 6-8 PM on Tuesday.

 

This should be an interesting and informative couple of hours.

 

 Welcome to all to stop in.

 

 Rocky will be baking Christmas cookies this week end to pass out.