Buffalo is home to the Edward M. Cotter, a National Historic Landmark and the oldest active fireboat in the world. Constructed in 1900, she was constructed to battle fires in the various warehouses and grain elevators (many of them wood) that lined the bustling shores of the Buffalo River. The Cotter can pump 15,000 gallons per minute from her five water cannons and was the first United States fireboat to cross an international border as part of her duties. While the city’s waterfront is now much less industrial, the Cotter still protects the waterfront and the heft of her hull allows her to continue to serve as the city’s main icebreaker through the winter months. Experience this unique and well-loved Buffalo landmark, open for tours for APT conference attendees and guests. Open from 1-4pm for free volunteer-led continuous tours at the Fireboat Slip at the corner of Michigan Ave & Ohio Street (donations for the boat’s on-going preservation are appreciated but not required.)
(This is event is part of the "Queen City Pop-Ups" for 2018. Buffalo got the nickname “Queen City” at the turn of the 20th century for being the second largest city in New York State and its most prosperous. Today, with Buffalo undergoing a remarkable architectural and economic renaissance, primarily due to the adaptive reuse of historic buildings, we would like to offer APT conference-goers unique opportunities throughout the conference to experience Buffalo’s world-class architecture and hip culture. Pop-Ups are free to attend, offering out-of-the-box fun, events. Be prepared to be wowed! (Pop-Ups will not provide continuing education credits.)
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