Collaboration with the Bayfront Center for Maritime Studies

Yesterday was the beginning of a collaboration with BCMS.  The shipwright Bob Arlet gave a demonstration to 15 Erie School District high school students on how to steam bend frames for a boat.  The t’gallant yards were then shouldered and brought over to the Bayfront Center by the students.  The ship’s professional crew will be working with the Erie School District High School students starting tomorrow.  Our goal is to dress the yards completely from sanding and varnishing to bending on the sails and all the work will be done by the students.  We are all very excited to be working with the Bayfront Center on this project.  This is a good opportunity for these students to see another aspect of the maritime world here in Erie.  I hope that this is just the first of many collaborations between our organizations to utilise the wonderful waterfront maritime campus that we share.

About Billy Sabatini

I am the Chief Mate of the US Brig Niagara. I've been sailing on Niagara since 2005 and have held the position of Third Mate, Second Mate, Engineer and now Chief Mate. I am also a graduate of Maine Maritime Academy and Tabor Academy and hold a 200 Near Coastal Master's License.
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1 Response to Collaboration with the Bayfront Center for Maritime Studies

  1. We’re also happy to have the students learn about the ship and to help dress the yards. Huzzah!

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