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Welcome the US Brig Niagara Back to Buffalo

This weekend, along with the Wooden Boat Rendezvous (see here) at Canalside, visitors to the Inner Harbor will also get a chance to check out the majestic US Brig Niagara in a number of capacities.

The vessel’s last trip to Buffalo was in 2012 (see images). Not only will people get a chance to walk alongside the two-masted squared-rigged sailing vessel, there’s also an opportunity to step aboard the ship, which was the relief flagship of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry in the War of 1812. A lucky few will get a chance to sail on the vessel as well.

“The U.S. Brig Niagara is a sight to see, especially when she is under sail,” said Robert Gioia, ECHDC Chairman. “We welcome her captain and crew to Canalside and invite the public to tour this excellent example of a two-masted squared-rigged sailing vessel that tells the story of an important part of Western New York’s history. This is one of hundreds of activities families can enjoy at Canalside this summer.”

The US Brig Niagara is scheduled to arrive in Buffalo at 3pm today. Listen for the cannon fire!


Friday July 11 | Sunday July 13, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm: Public Deck Tours ($7 for Adults & $5 for kids 12 and under), tickets will be available to purchase dockside. Lead image: ECHDC

Monday July 14 | 1:00 pm-7:00 pm Public Day Sail, tickets are available to purchase by clicking here. Please read this info sheet before purchasing day sail tickets.

A number of significant maritime boats will be cruising around the Inner Harbor this weekend. This is a great opportunity for families to come down and experience the waterfront as it comes alive in fully glory.

Wooden boats abound this weekend at Canalside. Image: Buffalo Maritime Center
Wooden boats abound this weekend at Canalside. Image: Buffalo Maritime Center


Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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