"Fantastic Barcelona New York" Barcelona by Randall_Burt

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Fantastic Barcelona, The Sea Lion Ship

The Sea Lion Ship is My Favorite stop in Barcelona. I am helping restore this Grand Ship. It was first launched on Chautauqua Lake in 1984. In 1992 after financial problems sold to a Group in Buffalo New York. It sank in 1999 in Lake Erie in Buffalo. A Group of Dedicated Divers and many more raised the Ship in 2000. It was floated back to Barcelona where it sat out of the water. Restoration is a slow process but We are now painting the Ship and replacing some of the bad boards on top. The Hull is in A1 condition. It will take maybe a couple Years but hope is to sail Her again.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:My 2nd Home. What a View and Ship
  • Cons:NONE
  • In a nutshell:Stop Bye and say Hello to The Restoration Crew.
  • Last visit to Barcelona: Sep 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Jan 31, 2015 at 5:29 PM

    Love your sunset photo! Didn't know there was a Barcelona in the USA

    • Randall_Burt's Profile Photo
      Feb 1, 2015 at 2:56 PM

      Hello Dee. Our Barcelona is on Lake Erie with Canada just a few miles to the North. For many, they think they are at the Ocean, I love that thought. In 1988 I was in Brisbane for a couple days on a trip around the World. I loved the area and I visited the Expo in Brisbane. I hope to return there someday but for now, I guess Barcelona is my favorite place to get away in the USA. Randall.

    • balhannah's Profile Photo
      Feb 1, 2015 at 3:04 PM

      Great you have been to Brisbane and glad you enjoyed it!

  • Apr 28, 2011 at 9:52 PM

    Thanks for writing about Barcelona, NY. My g-parents lived there & I still have relatives there. We stop to view the light house when we're in the area & stop for smoked fish. It's run by a distant cousin. Barb Trautlein, Los Alamos, NM

  • gilabrand's Profile Photo
    Oct 15, 2005 at 11:31 PM

    Hey, I never knew there was a Barcelona in NY. Live and learn.

  • utttz's Profile Photo
    Mar 9, 2003 at 6:15 AM

    waiting for the sealion to sail again

  • Malinduli's Profile Photo
    Jan 31, 2003 at 4:31 PM

    this is very beautiful


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