Staff and volunteers from the Buffalo Maritime Center will be working in the Longshed Building presented by MP Caroll Hardwood to construct a replica of the 1825 Seneca Chief packet boat. The original vessel transported Governor DeWitt Clinton from Buffalo to New York City to mark the official opening of the Erie Canal. The packet boat project is expected to take about three years to complete. During that time, the public will be able to watch the boat being built and even volunteer to join the construction crew!

Public Hours of Operation: April 13th through May 1st

  • Tuesdays: 4:00PM - 8:00PM
  • Wednesdays: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
  • Saturdays: 10:00AM - 4:00PM

Public Hours of Operation: After May 1st

  • Tuesdays: 10:00AM - 8:00PM
  • Wednesdays: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
  • Thursdays: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
  • Saturdays: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
  • Sundays: 12:00PM - 4:00PM