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The EM Cotter Fireboat will give rides to the public on Friday June, 16th on 5:30pm and 7:30pm and on Saturday, June 17th at 12pm and 3pm. No children under the age of 12 are allowed on the boat and access to the boat is difficult for those with limited mobility. Call 716-823-4707 ext. 3 to reserve your spot. Donations are gladly accepted.
Built and commissioned during an era when Buffalo’s waterfront and port were booming, the Cotter has been an invaluable asset of fire protection for the numerous warehouses, grain elevators and other facilities that line Buffalo’s shores.
In 1996, the Edward M. Cotter was designated a National Historic Landmark.
As the world’s oldest working fireboat, she has borne three names, survived a devastating explosion and, as she proudly begins her second century of service.
The rides on the Cotter is part of the 17th Annual Buffalo River Fest which is scheduled for
Buffalo River Fest Park, located at 249 Ohio Street, Buffalo, NY, near Michigan Avenue.
The Valley Community Association is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of the residents of the Buffalo River Community by meeting individual and family needs and promoting environmental beautification..