Visit Our Booth at Waterford Days

Visit our booth to get information about how you can sail NIAGARA!

While you’re there, enter the raffle for a chance to win a free day sail for two, a $170 value!

This weekend July 18-20 in Waterford, PA.


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Join Us at Wesleyville Community Day!

Come visit us tomorrow, June 21st at the 1st Annual Wesleyville Community Day event at the Wesleyville Memorial Field.

We will have “authentic” temporary tattoos for kids, and information on how to visit the Erie Maritime Museum, take a ship tour, become a member, and even how to sign up to sail aboard the U.S. Brig NIAGARA!


Look for the “DGUTS” flag on Saturday.  Hope to see you there!

For more info:


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Check out these videos of NIAGARA


Like what you see?

Come sail with us!  You can sail for a few hours during one of our Public Day Sails or join the crew as a Trainee for 2 to 4 weeks or more.  Click the links or visit to find out how.

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“The Days of Sail”


Check out this movie featuring NIAGARA and learn a little more about the ship’s history, the War of 1812, and “The Days of Sail.”

Want to learn more?  Come Visit the Erie Maritime Museum, Join us for an Educational Day Sail, or Sign up to be a Trainee with us this Summer!

Visit for details.

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Feeling Lucky???

Friday the 13th Sail

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Hear a first-hand account of life aboard NIAGARA.


Listen to this Public Radio piece about NIAGARA, from PRX.

If you like what you hear, come sail with us this season!

For more information on our Sail Training program, visit FlagshipNiagara.Org


Contact to sign aboard!

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Second Mate/Engineer David Goldman


     Goldie is coming into his 5th season in Niagara. He started off as an Able Seaman in 2008 and 2009. He came back in 2011 as a mate and engineer. He also has worked 3 winters here at the Erie Maritime Museum working in the Rig Shop building the Fore Shrouds, working at the shipyard and tackling many engineering projects.  This season he will be sharing Second Mate duties with Pat Crosby so both of them will be able to take care of their engineering or carpentry duties while the other one is standing the watch.  Goldie’s time in Niagara was had him taking part in all aspects of the operation.  He is both useful and competent in the rig or in the engine room and spends time doing both throughout the uprig period.  Last Winter/Spring he even joined the carpentry crew at the shipyard to get some exposure to the wood working aspect of the wooden sailing ship world.  Goldie is willing to work in any capacity to fulfill the needs of the ship and the ship is a better place for it.

     Goldie has been looking forward to the 2013 season since his return in 2011 and with his help it’s going to be a great summer.

     And in case you read his bio from 2009, he is still doing well holding up to the reputation of my childhood best friend who was a male golden retriever that I named Goldie.

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