Tall ship sails into Canalside, available for tours

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – A tall ship sailed into Buffalo on Tuesday and is available for tours this weekend.

The Peacemaker docked at Canalside and will be there through Sunday. The three-masted tall ship was built by Italian boat builders in Brazil and first set sail in 1989.

The Peacemaker, which was built using the finest tropical woods, was purchased by a religious group. The group renamed the vessel to better reflect its message of bringing peace.

The vessel was last in Western New York over the winter.

Capt. Larry Clinton said, “This is kind of part two of our tour. We were involved in 17 tall ship events last summer, [our] first time ever in the Great Lakes. It was so much fun and we met so many nice people, we decided to extend the tour before heading back down south again. So we’ll be visiting 14 ports again in the Great Lakes and then back out the St. Lawrence, around Nova Scotia and heading south.”

Tours run 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Tours are free for children age 6 and under, $3 for kids ages 7-12, and $5 for anyone 13-years-old or older.

There is another piece of American history in town Tuesday. A B-24 Liberator will be at Prior Aviation in Cheektowaga until Wednesday. You can tour the plane Tuesday for just $5. There are only two B-24 Bombers still flying.

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