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Erie County Fair - 2022 

Come see us at the Erie County Fair this year from August 10-21st. We'll be in the Firemen's Building. Looking forward to see everybody this year!

Is Your Group Interested in a Ride on the Fireboat Cotter?

Dates and availability for the upcoming 2022 season are limited.


Contact Captain Sixt for details and restrictions. 716-846-4265 or

Want to Learn More?? Presentations Are Now Available!!

Upcoming Events

2023 Erie County Fair - August 9-20

Come visit us at the Erie County Fair from August 9th - 20th. We'll be in the Fireman's Building.


We will have some merchandise and we'll be selling chances to win a ride on the Fireboat Cotter for three lucky winners and nine of their friends! Ride is schedule for September 13, 2023. Winners will be draw at the Fair on Sunday, August 20th. 

Winners need not be present but come out and see us!!

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New Coffee Table Book

Just released is our new collectible coffee table book. The book includes history of the Edward M. Cotter along with vintage photos and highlights of the repairs being done on this historic Boat. 

The book is selling for $50 and we have a limited supply so get one today.


Email us at to order yours today!!

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Want to Learn More?? Presentations Are Now Available!!

Did you know that the Fireboat E.M. Cotter Conservancy offers an Educational and Informational presentation to local Community and Senior groups to learn more about our local Historic Landmark, the 119 year old Fireboat E. M. Cotter?

We have a 30 minute video and speaker presentation, as well as a companion presentation for our partner group, the Buffalo Fire Historical Museum. We will provide the speaker, videos, screens, and brochures and you provide the room and an electrical connection.

These presentations highlight the history of the Buffalo Fire Department and the changes to the waterfront over many years and include a video tour of the Fireboat, top to bottom. Sure to interest everyone!

If you would like more information or to make arrangements for groups, please contact Mr. Ronald Endle, Conservancy Treasurer at 716-479-4186 or email: We look forward to seeing you.

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