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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. 

Join Us at the Summer Starter Party.  June 8th from 5:30 to 8:30.  Enjoy libations, food, live music, fun, and friends.  Please order your tickets by May 18th.  Click here to buy party tickets

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 

Off-Season Hours:  During the off-season (October - Memorial Day), we do not keep regular open hours.  However, if you want to arrange for a private tour, please leave a message on our office phone 716-386-3355 or use the "Contact Us" form on this web site.

Loving boats since 1918

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

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