The Spirit of Buffalo

picture of the Sprit of Buffalo at sea

Spirit of Buffalo Specifications:


Flag USA
Rig Topsail schooner
Homeport Buffalo, NY
Sparred Length 73'
LOA 73'
LOD 65'
LWL 63'
Draft 5'11"
Beam 16'
Rig Height 62'
Freeboard 4'
Sail Area  sq ft
      Displacement 68,000 lbs
Power 6 cyl Diesel
Hull Steel


Spirit of Buffalo (U.S.) is Buffalo’s flagship and the home-port vessel host of Basil Port of Call: Buffalo. Operating out of her normal berth in Canalside’s Commercial Slip, she too will offer sailaway excursions during the days and evenings of the festival. A 73-foot steel topsail schooner owned by Buffalo Sailing Adventures, she carries up to 42 passengers and her tanbark sails have graced the Buffalo waterfront since 2009.

Spirit of Buffalo Information:


Season May through September
Designer Merritt Walter
Built 1992
Coast Guard Certification USCG Inspection
Crew 5
      Passengers 42
Contact Person Rich Hilliman
Organization Buffalo Sailing Adventures

44 Prime Street
Buffalo, NY  14202

Telephone (716) 796-7210
e-mail [email protected]
Website www.spiritofbuffalo.com



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