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Tall ship extends stay in Buffalo

The Peacemaker is extending its stay at Buffalo’s Canalside. The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation (ECHDC) said the tall ship will remain at the city’s waterfront in downtown Buffalo  through the weekend and additional tours will be offered.

Credit WBFO News photo by Mike Mckay
Peacemaker docked at Canalside

The Peacemaker arrived as part of the inaugural Buffalo Maritime Festival September 12th.

Tours of the Peacemaker will be offered noon to 6 p.m. on Thursday, September 19 and Friday, September 20, as well as 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, September 21 and Sunday, September 22.  Tickets will remain $4 for adults and FREE for children 12 and under.  For information on activities at Canalside, as well as directions and parking, visit www.canalsidebuffalo.com.

The Peacemaker is a majestic tall ship.  The following is information provided by the ECHDC on the ship:

"Peacemaker is an American barquentine owned by the Twelve Tribes. The Peacemaker, originally named Avany, was built on a riverbank in southern Brazil using traditional methods and tropical hardwoods, and was launched in 1989. In the summer of 2000, it was purchased by the Twelve Tribes, a religious group with 50 or so communities in North and South America, Europe and Australia. They spent the next seven years replacing all of the ship’s mechanical and electrical systems and rigging it as a barquentine. The refit vessel set sail for the first time in the spring of 2007, under the name Peacemaker. The Peacemaker has a large deckhouse and spacious cabins finished in mahogany, modeled after the interior of the Cutty Sark. It also has an innovative transom that can be lowered while in port to reveal a watertight bulkhead with two large doors opening into a cargo area and fully equipped workshop."

We thank WBFO'S Mike Mckay for the photos.