Buffalo in Erie County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
International Shipmasters’ Association
The I. M. S. A. traces its origin to the Port of Buffalo, New York where, in the winter of 1886, the death of the first mate on the steamer "Boston" brought concern for his widow. The local masters and mates upon learning of the situation took up a collection and the Excelsior Marine Benevolent Association was created. This association was set up to establish an endowment fund to financially assist the survivors of the mariners who passed on.
Word of the Association's good works spread across the lakes. Lodges were formed in a number of ports. The first convention of all the lodges of the Association was held in Buffalo, New York in January 1891. At the third convention held in Port Huron, Michigan in 1893 the name of the organization was was changed to the Shipmasters' Association. Subsequently, the title International
In commemoration of the I. S. M. A. Centennial 1886 - 1986.
Erected 1986 by International Shipmasters' Association.
Location. 42° 52.667′ N, 78° 53.29′ W. Marker is in Buffalo, New York, in Erie County. Marker can be reached from Fuhrmann Boulevard 1.3 miles north of The Skyway (New York State Route 5). Touch for map. Marker is along the Buffalo River on the gated Coast Guard walkway, open 10A - sunset. The gate for the walkway is at the northern terminus of Fuhrmann Boulevard. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Fuhrman Boulevard, Buffalo NY 14203, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Penobscot-Morania Collision (within shouting distance of this marker); The 1833 Buffalo Lighthouse (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Buffalo Harbor (about 400 feet away); Buffalo Water Intake, Horseshoe Reef Light (about 400 feet away); The Lifeboat Station (about 500 feet away); Buffalo Main & Harbor Lights (about 500 feet away); Buffalo Lightship (about 500 feet away); The Coast Guard (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Buffalo.
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 29, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 5, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 261 times since then. Last updated on August 18, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 5, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.