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The Lawson Center on Chautauqua Lake

Welcome to The Lawson Center

L.S. Aero Marine, the historic boat chandlery and marina at 73 Lakeside Drive, Bemus Point, New York sold boats directly from Christopher Columbus Smith before Chris-Craft Corporation even existed!  The old boat chandlery is now an exciting museum with exhibits and activities for the whole family. 

Exclusive Offer: 

Fletcher (Ned) Ward's latest book, Chris-Craft Corporation's Jamestown Division, details the story of this important, but little-known part of our history.  All proceeds from the sale of this book go to The Lawson Center to support new programs.  Click here to buy your copy 

2018 Season is Open for Visitors:

For the month of June, we are open on Saturdays from 10:00 to 5:00 and Sundays from noon to 5:00.  Starting in July, we will also be open on Wednesdays from 1:00 to 5:00.  Come see the new exhibits and bring your youngsters to enjoy the hands-on acitivites.


Loving boats since 1918

73 Lakeside Drive (P.O. Box 10) Bemus Point, NY 14712

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