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Mercury Aircraft Donates Hammondsport Buildings to Museum

The Finger Lakes Boating Museum is pleased to announce that the Museum will be locating in Hammondsport thanks to the generosity of Mercury Aircraft, Inc.

Hammondsport Building DonationBoat Daonation

FLBM's on The Move!

FLBM has been given a 39 ft. launch. This boat was moved from Geneva to Hammondsport by our dedicated volunteers in early October. Plans are that the boat will become the premier restoration project for the museum and will eventually reside on Keuka Lake.

Hammondsport Building DonationBoat Daonation

Admirals Gathering

On September 9, 2013 the Admirals Gathered to tour the new site for FLBM, talk with Board members and to hear plans from President, Ed Wightman. Other people integral to the process were also in attendance.

Admirals Gathering

Powered By Volunteers
On February 28, 2014 the Finger Lakes Boating Museum took possession of the former Taylor Wine Company buildings at 8231 Pleasant Valley Rd. just outside the village of Hammondsport.
Since the first weekend in January volunteers have been working diligently to convert the main building from office space to a Boating Museum. According to Bill Smith, Chair of the Building Committee more than 500 volunteer work-hours have been committed to this project, along with at least that many hours from the Steuben County Mobile Work Program.
“With this kind of support from our community we look forward to opening in June of 2014”, said Smith.
Check out our progress photos!

As you can see from the progress photos, the volunteer effort is paying off big time! Hundreds of hours and many hands have completed the major destruction inside, and now the work can focus on the design and construction of the home of “The Finger Lakes Boating Museum”.
The progress so far is the result of Saturday work sessions starting at 10AM. This effort will continue each (and hopefully) every Saturday morning for the foreseeable future and is open for ANYONE wishing to help and be part of our effort. All skills, all talents and especially all enthusiasm is truly welcome and will be much appreciated.
Once again, thanks to all our volunteers for your dedicated hard work to date and please feel free to join us on Saturday mornings. Any questions, please call 607-794-4567 or email us at info@flbm.org.
News Articles:

The Finger Lakes Boating Museum is presenting several sessions of the required 8 hour NYS Boater Safety Course. Click here to download an application.
The Leader Article: Boating museum drops anchor at ex-winery

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The new line of clothing features the Museum’s new logo and includes a white cap with an embroidered logo.
We have:

White Golf Shirts
with a collar and an embroidered logo
Ladies' Tees
in a soft yellow color with cropped sleeves, straight sides and an embroidered logo
Men’s Tees
in a white cotton blend with a screened logo, and original golf shirts in a cream color.


Ship's Store Sail Boat
Build a Replica of a 9’ Penn Yan Dinghy
The deadline to register for the first two dinghy building classes is April 10. There is still room!!!!

Two day classes and week long classes.
For more information and to register, please print a copy of the Registration Form PDF, complete the form and send to the address indicated along with the appropriate payment.

Help Build and Paint a Boat

On Feb. 18th, a creative group of kids gathered at the Fred & Harriett Taylor Memorial Library to participate in partially building and painting a wooden boat. Sponsored by the Finger Lakes Boating Museum, The kids learned a little about wooden boats and had the opportunity make their boats look very unique.

Click here to see the future boat builders

Help Build a Museum

Help us build a museum, rebuild a historic facility, build skills, knowledge and relationships. Every membership or donation is tax deductible. Give a gift that builds. Our new address is:PO Box 575, Hammondsport, NY 14840

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