Author Archives: Billy Sabatini

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.

Last Chance for Essay Competition

The Flagship Niagara League, the Erie non-profit organization which supports the Flagship Niagara and the Erie Maritime Museum today announced an essay competition open to all Erie County area high school students. The competition, open to current 11th and 12th … Continue reading

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Spring is Here! Due to Fair Weather Forecast, Niagara Crew to Uncover the Ship Early!

In an annual effort to prepare the Flagship Niagara for the summer sailing season, the ship’s volunteer crew will don their work clothes this Friday and Saturday, March 19th and 20th to remove the ship’s winter cover. Originally scheduled for … Continue reading

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TALL SHIPS ERIE !!!!!!!

  THE FLAGSHIP NIAGARA LEAGUE PROUDLY PRESENTS TALL SHIPS ERIE 2010 WHAT: The first Tall Ships festival in Erie, Pa., in a decade! WHEN: Thurs., September 9 through Sunday, September 12, 2010 WHERE: Dobbins Landing and the Erie Maritime Museum … Continue reading

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Essay Competition

Erie students will have an opportunity to compete for trainee berths on Niagara this summer in a essay competition.  Here is the press release for it: Essay Competition Press Release

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New Sailing Program for Niagara

Here is the press release for our latest program that has been developed. College Consortium Press Release

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2010 Sailing Schedule

Here is the latest Sailing Schedule.  We are leaving for the college consortium earlier than in the last schedule. 2010 Sailing Schedule Version 3-2-10 I have also changed the schedule in the previous posts as well.

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26 New Volunteers!!!

The first class of Winter Sail Training 2010 will be Saturday, Jan 30th.  There are 35 people that will be taking part in the training including 26 people that signed up last Sat. during the Volunteer Orientation.  The day was a … Continue reading

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New Volunteer Orientation/Winter Sail Training

This Saturday will be the start of this years Winter Sail Training beginning with a new volunteer Orientation.  If you or anyone else is interested in joining out volunteer crowd come on down.  This is the advertisement that is going … Continue reading

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Road Trip to Put-in-Bay

Would you be interested in a one-day coach trip to Put-in-Bay, Ohio, to see the island from which Oliver Hazard Perry’s fleet launched the Battle of Lake Erie? The daytrip would coincide with Niagara’s visit to Put-in-Bay in late May. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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